Baker Cyst (cont.)
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Baker cyst facts
- What is a Baker cyst?
- What causes a Baker cyst?
- What are symptoms and signs of a Baker cyst?
- How is a Baker cyst diagnosed?
- How is a Baker cyst treated?
- What is the prognosis for a Baker cyst?
- Is it possible to prevent a Baker cyst?
- Find a local Rheumatologist in your town
What is the prognosis for a Baker cyst?
Depending on the cause of the Baker cyst, the outlook is generally very good. Those caused by chronic arthritis can be prone to recur.
Is it possible to prevent a Baker cyst?
There is no prevention for a Baker cyst except minimizing any underlying arthritis disease.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Klippel, John H., et al., eds. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. 13th ed. New York: Springer and Arthritis Foundation, 2008.
Ruddy, Shaun, et al., eds. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 2000.
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