How long does it take for a popliteal or baker's cyst to develop after a torn meniscus in the knee?

Variable. Bakers cyst can appear pretty quickly or not at all. They are a symptom of a meniscus tear or arthritis in the knee and appear and disappear over short and long periods of time.

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I have a Bakers cyst measuring 4.4 cm and "bone island" in the femur on right leg/knee. I also have a partial torn meniscus. Is this serious?

Not life threatening. Not serious in the form of being life threatening. The bone island is likely an incidental finding. A bakers cyst in an adult is usually related to an underlying internal derangement of the knee, such as the meniscal tear you are describing. If you are having trouble it is reasonably simple to take care of both arthroscopically. Don't hesitate to be seen. Read more...

Can untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus please clarify answer. Could torn meniscus, have been in 1st MRI and not have been seen due to bakers cyst, covering it somehow?

Bakers . Bakers cysts do not cause meniscal tears, however, meniscal tears do cause bakers cysts. Read more...
See answer. A baker’s cyst is a posterior medial knee protrusion of the joint between the semi-membranosus and gastrocnemius tendons. It fills with joint fluid when there is synovial irritation. A meniscal tear is a source of synovial inflammation forming the bakers cyst – the cyst is a consequence, not a cause. One treats the meniscal tear, not the cyst. Read more...