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What is the best treatment for a baker's cyst on the knee?

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Dr. Marc Schneider
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Fluid collection

A baker's or "popliteal" cyst is a fluid collection in the back of the knee.
It is usually secondary to arthritis and/or a meniscus tear within the knee joint. These processes irritate the knee causing excess fluid production which accumulates in the back/posterior knee. Treatment of the arthritis or mensicus tear will, in most cases, improve the baker's cyst.

In brief: Fluid collection

A baker's or "popliteal" cyst is a fluid collection in the back of the knee.
It is usually secondary to arthritis and/or a meniscus tear within the knee joint. These processes irritate the knee causing excess fluid production which accumulates in the back/posterior knee. Treatment of the arthritis or mensicus tear will, in most cases, improve the baker's cyst.
Dr. Marc Schneider
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Baker's cyst

Use cold packs to reduce swelling use Ibuprofen for pain relief and compression bandages.
The cyst should disappear over time. Occasionally surgery isnecessary and can be done arthroscopically.

In brief: Baker's cyst

Use cold packs to reduce swelling use Ibuprofen for pain relief and compression bandages.
The cyst should disappear over time. Occasionally surgery isnecessary and can be done arthroscopically.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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