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what a baker cyst?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 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 31 years experience
Back of knee cyst: A cyst in back of knee.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What's a baker cyst?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How does one get a baker cyst, and how do you make it go away?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Related to knee inj: A bakers cyst is an accumulation of fluid behind the knee the cyst itself is typically uncomfortable, but may may related to some internal derangement in the knee. If the cyst and discomfort remains, consider an orthopedic exam and possible MRI to evaluate a possible meniscal tear.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is baker cyst inherited?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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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).
Trenton, NJ
A 23-year-old female asked:

Well this baker cyst is still there now going on 1 year. It measured 5.5 x 1.3 x 3.3 cm. Now a year later still hurts & feels bigger?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
Consult: An orthopedic surgeon soon.

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