How are Baker's cysts diagnosed?
Baker's cysts are diagnosed by: a physical examination and clinical history - your doctor will examine your knee and ask questions about your medical history; transillumination - the doctor will shine a light through the cyst to determine if it is fluid-filled, and; imaging - your doctor may order scans such as an X-ray, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help reach a diagnosis.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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