Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Knee Cyst Evaluation

The evaluation of a Baker's cyst begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with a Baker's cyst may include:

Tests are often required to exclude other conditions that cause symptoms or physical findings similar to a Baker's cyst.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a Baker's cyst include:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Knee Cyst References
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  2. Van Rhijn LW, Jansen EJ, Pruijs HE. Long-term follow-up of conservatively treated popliteal cysts in children. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2000 Jan;9(1):62-4. [10647115]
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