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What's a baker cyst?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Cyst behind the knee: A baker's cyst is classically a fluid filled cyst behind the knee. The cyst usually communicates with the knee via a small hole in the capsule or via the base of a tear in a meniscus. The knee makes fluid normally, but osteoarthritis or a mensical tear can cause an increase in fluid production, thus increasing pressure. The pathway of least resistance is out the back of the knee where a cyst forms.
Dr. Richard Benjamin
45 years experience
Bakers cyst: A bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee usually secondary to chronic tendonitis or arthritic degeneration within the knee1
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pocket of fluid: A baker's cyst is a pocket of fluid that can develop behind your knee when your knee is hurt like arthritis or a cartilage tear. You can feel pain or tightness. Treatment depends on what's causing it. Please talk with your doc about what to do next.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Back of knee cyst: A cyst in back of knee.

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What is a baker's cyst?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 59 years experience
See below: It is a benign swelling of the popliteal bursa located behind the knee!
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is baker cyst inherited?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
No: The risk factors for the development of popliteal cysts in adults include a history of trauma or a history of coexistent joint disease of the knee (rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or meniscal tear).
A member asked:

What type of cyst is a baker's cyst?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 38 years experience
Back of the knee: A baker's cyst is a bulge on the back of the knee. Although it is usually a sign of arthritis, these cysts do not always hurt, and usually don't require special treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is a septated baker's cyst?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: It is a baker's cyst that is divided by membranes into more than one compartment.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you treat a baker's cyst?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Baker cyst: Baker cyst in adult usually devolved sequence to joint problems? When you address the joint conditions the cyst most of the time disappear.Some surgeon drain it and inject it the with steroid. Some time stay and it is too big , we recommend surgical excision. This cyst could happened in children's, we observe it, use t antinflamatory agents, if continue and get bigger we recommend surgical excis.

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