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Baker Cyst

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is a Baker cyst?

A Baker cyst is a bulging lump of fluid behind your knee. A Baker cyst can develop if you have a knee injury, or a condition such as osteoarthritis or a connective tissue disorder. A Baker cyst may also be called a popliteal cyst.

What are the signs and symptoms of a Baker cyst?

How is a Baker cyst diagnosed?

How is a Baker cyst treated?

A Baker cyst will usually go away on its own. If it is large and painful, you may need any of the following:

How can I care for my knee?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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