Causes And Risk Factors Of A Baker's Cyst

Arthritis

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Perhaps one of the most common causes of swelling in the knees is arthritis. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are the most common forms of this disease that can lead to the development of a Baker's cyst. This is because these forms of arthritis are degenerative, causing the body to respond with inflammation and the development of excess synovial fluid as an effort to lubricate and protect the degrading joint tissues. When a Baker's cyst is caused by such a degenerative condition, there is a possibility that surgery may be required to drain or remove the cyst due to the chronic inflammatory nature of the disease.

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