Journal article

The frequency of Baker's cysts associated with meniscal tears.

KR Stone, D Stoller, A De Carli, R Day, J Richnak

The American Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 1996


We reviewed the films of 1760 patients who had magnetic resonance image scanning of the knee joint to assess the most common pathologic changes associated with an incidental finding of a Baker's cyst. Of the 1760 knees scanned, Baker's cysts were noted in 238. The cysts were classified as small (55%), medium (30%), or large (15%) and were primarily found on the medial side of the knee (94%). The menisci were evaluated and changes were classified as complete tears, where signal contacts the surface, or degenerative intrasubstance tears. One hundred eleven (47%) complete meniscal tears were found, and 88 (37%) degenerative tears. The majority of tears were found in the posterior horn of the me..

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