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I have been told I have a Baker''s Scyst on the back of my

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I have been told I have a Baker''s Scyst on the back of my knee, what is it and should it come out? thankyou
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.


One of the most common knee cysts is the popliteal cyst, also known as a Baker cyst. This can be because of the irritated and inflamed bursae and osteoarthritis. Baker cyst requires addressing intra-articular causes through arthroscopic surgical procedures and usually excision or getting it out is not required. Read here the details;

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