The pain behind the knee is something that many Americans face on a daily basis. The pain behind the knee is caused by an accumulation of fluid known as a baker's cyst.
Why did I get a Baker Cyst?
Many times in adults, Baker's cyst is in conditions where there is chronic swelling or accumulation of fluid in the knee joint. These conditions include knee arthritis, meniscus injuries, and ligament injuries.
What is the treatment of a Baker cyst?
The treatment of a Baker's cyst that is the result of a problem inside the knee is to treat the underlying problem. These treatments may include anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections. In some patients, it may be useful to place a needle directly into Baker's cyst to drain the fluid. Unfortunately, in some patients, the fluid within Baker's cyst may be gelatinous and difficult to remove through a needle.
If conservative treatments do not correct the cyst, an operation can be performed. The operation can be performed to correct the cause of Baker Cyst or to remove the cyst itself.
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