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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have a bakers cyst measuring 4.4 cm and "bone island" in the femur on right leg/knee. i also have a partial torn meniscus. is this serious?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not life threatening: Not serious in the form of being life threatening. The bone island is likely an incidental finding. A bakers cyst in an adult is usually related to an underlying internal derangement of the knee, such as the meniscal tear you are describing. If you are having trouble it is reasonably simple to take care of both arthroscopically. Don't hesitate to be seen.

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Last updated Mar 21, 2017

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