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What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee.
The fluid is usually extruded from the knee after irritation or injury. They're closely linked to meniscus tears and if this is the case then surgery to repair or remove the tear may cause the cyst to resolve. Sometimes draining the cyst and injecting steroid into it can relieve the symptoms.

In brief: Depends

Bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee.
The fluid is usually extruded from the knee after irritation or injury. They're closely linked to meniscus tears and if this is the case then surgery to repair or remove the tear may cause the cyst to resolve. Sometimes draining the cyst and injecting steroid into it can relieve the symptoms.
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