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Can knee joint pain hurt behind my knee? Got a bulge there.
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Baker's cyst
Swelling behind knee may be baker's cyst.
Knee responds to injury/irritation with increased joint fluid production. Such as meniscal tear of cartilage injury. This increased joint fluid can accumulate as a cyst behind the knee which can be painful. Think of the cyst as a manifestation of problems elsewhere in the knee.

In brief: Baker's cyst
Swelling behind knee may be baker's cyst.
Knee responds to injury/irritation with increased joint fluid production. Such as meniscal tear of cartilage injury. This increased joint fluid can accumulate as a cyst behind the knee which can be painful. Think of the cyst as a manifestation of problems elsewhere in the knee.
Dr. Darren Corteen
Dr. Darren Corteen
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes
A lump in the back of the knee is usually a baker's cyst.
The cyst is often a result of a torn cartilage or arthritis which allows joint fluid to escape and form a sack. It the pain persists, see a physician.

In brief: Yes
A lump in the back of the knee is usually a baker's cyst.
The cyst is often a result of a torn cartilage or arthritis which allows joint fluid to escape and form a sack. It the pain persists, see a physician.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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