A 39-year-old member asked:
What is the success rate for popliteal (baker's cyst) being removed from the back of the knee?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadiedanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
90%: A baker's cyst, also called a popliteal (pop-lit-e-ul) cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid, which can lead to a baker's cyst.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Can a popliteal (baker's cyst) be easily removed from the back of the knee?
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Dr. John Ayresanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: There are a number of important structures behind the knee, including major nerves, arteries, and veins, and these are at risk with baker's cyst surgery. The back of the knee is sensitive to the touch normally and after any surgery in this area it can become hypersensitive, but this is usually temporary. Treatment is usually nonoperative. Some cysts come back after surgery.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2016
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