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What is some information about synovial cysts?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Not uncommon
When a joint becomes arthritic, it can produce more joint or synovial fluid in an attempt to heal itself leading to pressure build up in that joint with a bubble or hernia of synovium which is the joint lining leading to a cyst.
When these occur in the spine, they can sometimes press on or pinch a nerve mimicking the symptoms of a disc herniation or contribute to spinal stenosis.

In brief: Not uncommon
When a joint becomes arthritic, it can produce more joint or synovial fluid in an attempt to heal itself leading to pressure build up in that joint with a bubble or hernia of synovium which is the joint lining leading to a cyst.
When these occur in the spine, they can sometimes press on or pinch a nerve mimicking the symptoms of a disc herniation or contribute to spinal stenosis.
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