Baker Cyst (Bakers Cyst) (Baker's Cyst) (Synovial Cyst of the Popliteal Space)

Baker Cyst (Bakers Cyst) (Baker's Cyst) (Synovial Cyst of the Popliteal Space)

Dr. Kennedy
Baker’s cyst, named after the person who first described it, Dr. William Morrant Baker (1839-1896), is a swelling in the space behind the knee (the popliteal space) composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid (the lubricant for the joints) that has escaped from the joint. Baker’s cyst is also called a synovial cyst of the popliteal space.

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