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Oak Ridge, TN
A 37-year-old female asked about a 37-year-old member:

can rheumatoid arthritis cause swelling in the back of knees too , not just the front of knee? thanks! im in process of getting tested for it.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
YES: The back of the knees is called the "POPLITEAL SPACE..and a swelling may be a POPLITEAL cyst. This is actually an part of the KNEE JOINT and these cysts can represent inflammation of the knee joint and/or CARTILAGE abnormalities in the knee joint! Don't ignore...REPORT to your PCP Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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