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Baker's Cysts


A popliteal cyst causes an aching pain in the back of the knee and can present a tangible mass or lump. The lump is soft and can be painless. If it happens to burst, the cyst will leak fluid and may be very painful in the back of the knee and into the calf. Tenderness around the back of the knee, especially during exercise, may indicate a Baker's Cyst.

Last updated: Sep-01-09


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