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Baker’s Cyst

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Swelling and tenderness within the popliteal fossa.
    • Significance

    • May be benign engorgement or may indicate an abnormal communication between the joint and the cyst. Generally involves the gastrocnemius-semimembranosus bursa.
    • Causes of Baker’s Cyst

    • Menisceal tear
    • Anterior collateral ligament insufficiency
    • Degenerative cartilage
    • Septic arthritis
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