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describe the features of a baker's cyst.?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Mass behind the knee: A baker's cyst forms in the area on the back of the knee joint. They are usually noticed as a smooth mass in that area. They are sometimes very painful and often require surgery.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Swelling from joint: Baker's cysts are a result of a weakness in the capsule of the knee joint. If there is cause for increased fluid pressure in the knee (arthritis or meniscus tear) fluid may leak out of the capsule and form a cyst behind the knee. The swelling can come and go. If persistent, addressing the cause (i.e. A meniscus tear) often results in disappearance of the cyst. Surgery rarely done for cyst alone.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you treat a baker's cyst?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 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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A 43-year-old member asked:

Are there good natural treatments for baker's cyst?

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Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Age dependent.: In a young child the cyst will usually resolve spontaneously without treatment. When painfull heat may help. In an adult, with rare exceptions the cyst develops secondary to a torn meniscus or an arthritic knee joint. Treatment of the cyst usually is of no benefit. One must treat the cause to be successful.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What are the signs someone has baker's cyst?

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Dr. Arthur Christiano
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Swelling behind knee: Baker's cyst form over the back and inside aspect of the knee (posteromedial) just to the midline of the hamstring tendons. The common symptoms are swelling, fullness in the back of the knee, and/or pain/tightness with knee bending. Baker's cyst can grow or shrink in size often related to activtiy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Has anyone diagnosed a baker's cyst?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Can be diagnosed by feel, or can see on MRI or ultrasound.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a baker's cyst?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Pain: Baker's cyst is a cyst of the joint space that occurrs behind the knee. If too painful or restricts morion can be removed with surgery.

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