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My father has baker's cyst. What should I tell him?

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Baker's Cyst

A baker's cyst or popliteal cyst occurs behind the knee joint.
It may remain swollen or it may vary. A cyst is a fluid filled cavity which usually communicates with the knee joint. Often the cause of the cyst is a torn meniscus. I often tell patients that draining the cyst would be analagous to cutting a weed. You have to find the source of the cyst. An MRI is used to help locate the source.

In brief: Baker's Cyst

A baker's cyst or popliteal cyst occurs behind the knee joint.
It may remain swollen or it may vary. A cyst is a fluid filled cavity which usually communicates with the knee joint. Often the cause of the cyst is a torn meniscus. I often tell patients that draining the cyst would be analagous to cutting a weed. You have to find the source of the cyst. An MRI is used to help locate the source.
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine

In brief: See a doctor

It is quite common, need to treat varies with symptoms.

In brief: See a doctor

It is quite common, need to treat varies with symptoms.
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