Baker Cyst (cont.)

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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.

Additional resources from WebMD Boots UK on Baker's Cyst

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/2/2015

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