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How do doctors treat Baker's cysts?

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If at-home treatments don’t work, see your doctor. He may recommend one of the following:

If your leg turns red or starts to swell, see your doctor right away. This could mean your Baker’s cyst has ruptured.

  • Steroids
  • Your doctor can drain the cyst
  • Surgery

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Baker’s Cyst.”

John Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Baker’s Cysts and Fullness in the Back of the Knee.”

Gov.UK: “Baker’s Cyst.”

Harvard Medical School: “Ask the Doctor: How Do You Treat a Baker’s Cyst?”

Orthopedics : “Popliteal Cysts: A Current Review.”

Saint Luke’s Health System: “Baker’s Cyst.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 08, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Baker’s Cyst.”

John Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Baker’s Cysts and Fullness in the Back of the Knee.”

Gov.UK: “Baker’s Cyst.”

Harvard Medical School: “Ask the Doctor: How Do You Treat a Baker’s Cyst?”

Orthopedics : “Popliteal Cysts: A Current Review.”

Saint Luke’s Health System: “Baker’s Cyst.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 08, 2019

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