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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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