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Baker's Cyst - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Picture of Baker's Cyst

What is Baker's Cyst?

Baker's Cyst is one kind of knee problem this because of collection of fluid behind the knee joint which causes to the swelling. It is also known as popliteal cyst.

Causes of Baker's Cyst

  • Arthritis may cause to the baker's cyst.
  • osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis may related with arthritis which causes to this disease.
  • cartilage tears like meniscus may also caused to the baker's cysts.
  • Baker's cyst is also occur because of rheumatoid arthritis .
  • All knee problems may cause to this disease.
  • Trauma and injury may also cause to the baker's cyst.
  • Infection may result in fluid retention on the knee joint.

Symptoms of Baker's Cyst

  • pain and swelling behind the knee
  • Tightness behind the knee when completely flexed.
  • mimic phlebitis of the leg
  • painful cyst like water-filled balloon
  • restricted mobility of the joint
  • bulge behind the knee
  • feeling itchy and tenderness

Treatment of Baker's Cyst

Baker's cyst is treated by removing the fluid from the back of the knee and it can be remove by cortisone injection and medicine is used to reduce the pain and swelling of the affected area. Elastic bandage is useful to treat discomfort and the cyst should be draiend. Anti-inflammatory medicine may prescribed.

Surgical treatment is useful for the treatment of cartilage tears or other internal knee problems and it is also helpful to eradicate the swollen tissue which cause to the cyst formation.

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