Bakers Cyst

Non Surgical Bakers Cyst Treatment in Raleigh, NC

A Baker’s cyst is a swelling filled with synovial fluid, which forms behind your knee. Synovial fluid is the lubricating fluid that is usually found inside the knee joint. Baker’s cysts are sometimes called popliteal cysts.

Wake Nonsurgical Ortho is Triangle’s first private practice solely dedicated to Nonsurgical orthopedics. Duke-trained non-surgical orthopedic specialist, Dr. Matthew Kanaan, is dedicated to making sure that patients receive access to non-surgical treatments for bakers cysts. Dr. Kanaan will take the time to answer any questions you may have so that he can determine the best treatment option for you. For more information, contact our orthopedic clinic in Raleigh at (919) 719-2270 and schedule an appointment today!

Symptoms of Bakers Cyst

What are the symptoms of a Baker’s cyst? In some cases a Baker’s cyst causes no pain and so remains unnoticed. The common symptoms of a Baker’s cyst are:

  • swelling behind the knee
  • pain behind the knee
  • tightness in the back of the knee
  • knee stiffness
  • difficulty moving the knee joint

What causes a Baker’s cyst?

A valve-like system exists between the knee joint and the bursa (a sac of fluid) on the back of the knee, which regulates the amount of synovial fluid coming in and out of the bursa. When the knee produces too much synovial fluid (this happens when the knee is swollen) the excess fluid causes the bursa behind the knee to bulge and expand – this is what is known as a Baker’s cyst. A Baker’s cyst can be the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear, which causes your knee to produce too much fluid. It sometimes also develops in people who do not have arthritis.

Non Surgical Bakers Cyst Treatment Options

At Wake Nonsurgical Ortho & Sports Medicine, we specialize in offering non-surgical treatment options to patients in Raleigh, NC. Baker’s cyst and other cyst treatment consists of draining the area under ultrasound guidance.

Schedule an Appointment for Non Surgical Bakers Cyst Treatment in Raleigh, NC

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3237 Blue Ridge Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: (919) 719-2270

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