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Doctor insights on: Bakers Cyst Behind Knee Will It Cause Pain

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Is it weird to have a bakers cyst behind their knee?

Is it weird to have a bakers cyst behind their knee?

No: It is not an uncommon issue and is usually related to inflammation, arthritis or damage to the knee. Often, no treatment is needed depending on the degree of symptoms. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is done for bakers cyst? Does this cause swelling and pain in the knee?

What is done for bakers cyst?  Does this cause swelling and pain in the knee?

Aspirate/ shot: A bakers cyst is a pocket of fluid that accumulates behind the knee. It tends to fluctuate in size with activity. It often is related to some intra-articular pathology. If there is a large amount of fluid i occasionally drain it or use a cortisone injection often when I do an arthroscopy for a problem the cyst will disappear for awhile. ...Read more

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Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

Can a baker cyst untreated cause a meniscus tear knee injury twisted and stumbled

No: Bakers cyst usually secondary to meniscus tear or arthritis. If you fell (regardless of reason), then you can tear your meniscus. ...Read more

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Lump and ache pain behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

Lump and ache pain  behind knee. Bakers cyst or tumor or varicose vein?

Depends: Least likely cause is the bakers cyst as these are usually asymptomatic. The only way that a varicose vein could be felt as a lump is if it has clotted off in which case it usually would also be very painful. Therefore this could be a thrombosed varicose vein. Possibility of tumor can not be discounted as it is included in the differential. ...Read more

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Behind my left knee hurts constantly. My orthopedic specialist thinks its maybe baker cyst. How do we know?

Behind my left knee hurts constantly. My orthopedic specialist thinks its maybe baker cyst. How do we know?

Ultrasound: A bakers cyst can be seen on an ultrsound or mri. Posterior knee pain most commonly is casued by a bakers cyst, half of these are associated with a torn cartilage (torn meniscus). Posterior knee pain can also be caused by a back problem (sciatica) or vascular problem (aneurysm). ...Read more

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I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and Ive been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

I have a Bakers cyst outside my knee joint and Ive been told it will not be removed because it could cause more damage, I've also been told I can go b?

Second opinion: Bakers cysts can definitely be removed and it is not uncommon to have to do so. The bigger question is are you having enough trouble with it to have it removed. They are also sometimes associated with an internal derangement in the knee and so an MRI can provide more information. If you want it removed and the surgeon is unwilling, consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Baker's Cyst (Definition)

Swelling behind the knee that is composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid and is associated with certain joint disorders (as arthritis). The baker cyst is named after the british physician who "discovered" them. Generally harmless and necessitate being removed when they are bothersome (in essence, ...Read more