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Posted by: Bee | 2009/11/19

Bakers cyst

Hi, my GP diagnosed my 7yr old son with Bakers cyst which is a lump at the back of his knee. What causes this? and would it be better to have it drained or surgically removed by the orthopaedic?

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Dear Bee
Sometimes there are no specific cause of this and in older people it could be associated with arthritis.
These cysts can be drained and sometimes it even resolves on its own. No need to have it surgically removed.

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Posted by: Healthy Bones | 2009/11/24

Dear Bee
Sometimes there are no specific cause of this and in older people it could be associated with arthritis.
These cysts can be drained and sometimes it even resolves on its own. No need to have it surgically removed.

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