Cystic Lesions About the Knee Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 29, 2018
  • Author: David M Gonzalez, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are cystic lesions of the knee?

How are cystic lesions of the knee treated?

What are popliteal (Baker) cysts of the knee?

What is the prevalence of cystic lesions of the knee?

What causes cystic lesions of the knee?

What is the pathophysiology of cystic lesions of the knee?

What is the focus of clinical history to evaluate cystic lesions of the knee?

Which physical findings are characteristic of cystic lesions of the knee?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of cystic lesions of the knee?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of cystic lesions of the knee?

What is the anatomy of the knee relevant to the treatment of cystic lesions?

What ae the contraindications to the excision of knee cysts?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of cystic lesions?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of cystic lesions?

What is the role of aspiration in the workup of cystic lesions of the knee?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of cystic lesions of the knee?

Treatment

Which medical therapies are used in the treatment of cystic lesions of the knee?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cystic lesions of the knee?

What is included in preoperative care for cystic lesions of the knee?

How are cystic lesions of the knee excised?

What is included in postoperative rehabilitation following excision of cystic lesions of the knee?

What are the possible complications of surgery to excise cystic lesions of the knee?

What is the prognosis following excision of cystic lesions of the knees?