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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause swelling in the back of knees too , not just the front of knee? Thanks! I’m in process of getting tested for it.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: YES

The back of the knees is called the "POPLITEAL SPACE.
.and a swelling may be a POPLITEAL cyst. This is actually an part of the KNEE JOINT and these cysts can represent inflammation of the knee joint and/or CARTILAGE abnormalities in the knee joint!
Don't ignore...REPORT to your PCP
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z

In brief: YES

The back of the knees is called the "POPLITEAL SPACE.
.and a swelling may be a POPLITEAL cyst. This is actually an part of the KNEE JOINT and these cysts can represent inflammation of the knee joint and/or CARTILAGE abnormalities in the knee joint!
Don't ignore...REPORT to your PCP
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z
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