Baker Cyst

Baker cyst

What is Baker Cyst?

Baker Cyst sometime also known as Popliteal Cyst is swelling caused by fluid from the knee joint protruding to the back of the knee. When an excess of knee joint fluid is compressed by the body weight between the bones of the knee joint, it can become trapped and separate from the joint to form the fluid-filled sac of a Baker cyst.

Symptoms of Baker Cyst

  • Tightness behind the knee
  • Bulge behind the knee that is particularly noticeable
  • Swelling of the leg


Causes of Baker Cyst

  • Joint Swelling
  • Excess Joint Fluid
  • Cartilage Tear


Treatment for Baker Cyst


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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