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What is Baker's Cyst?

Description of the disease

Baker's cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms in the area behind the knee. It can cause pain and discomfort, especially when moving.


  • Simple Baker's cyst - contains fluid not connected to the knee joint
  • Complex Baker's cyst - related to the knee joint and can result from injury or other knee problems


Symptoms of a Baker's cyst may include knee pain and swelling, limited range of motion, and discomfort when bending or straightening the knee.


The causes of a Baker's cyst may be related to knee injury, arthritis, meniscus tear, or other joint problems.


X-rays, ultrasound, or MRI may be used to diagnose a Baker's cyst.


Treatment for a Baker's cyst may include observation, physical therapy, medication, or injections into the cyst.


Prevention of a Baker's cyst may include preventing knee injuries, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and seeking prompt medical attention at the first signs of knee joint problems.


Treatment for a Baker's cyst may be provided by an orthopedist or traumatologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.