A Baker’s cyst (also popliteal cyst) develops in the popliteal space of the knee, usually in connection with a chronic infection around the knee joint. It is caused when the tissue behind the knee joint becomes jammed and inflamed.
A Baker’s cyst is a cyst in the knee joint. It starts from the knee's joint capsule and arches into the hollow of the knee. Sometimes a Baker’s cyst causes no other symptoms other than the swelling at the back of the knee. In rare cases, a Baker’s cyst can burst, causing the fluid to leak down in a person's calf and this can cause redness, swelling, and sharp pain in the calf.
Baker’s cysts usually develop in connection with other conditions that cause an increased accumulation of fluids in the knee joint (inflammatory-rheumatic diseases, chronic arthritis). It can be felt as a large, firm, and elastic swelling that causes pain when the leg is bent. A very large Baker’s cyst can put pressure on blood vessels or lymphatic vessels and cause corresponding symptoms (having the calf fall asleep, swelling of the calf).
Treating the underlying disease can lead to a relief of symptoms caused by a Baker’s cyst. If treatment of the underlying disease doesn’t help or if the Baker’s cyst becomes too large, then it needs to be removed via operation.
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