How did they get the name bakers cyst?

A Baker's cyst, otherwise called a popliteal cyst, is a temporary swelling of the semimembranosus or all the more infrequently some other synovial bursa found behind the knee joint. It is named after the specialist who initially described it, William Morrant Baker (1838–1896). It is not a "true" cyst, as an open contact with the synovial sac is always kept up.

In grown-ups, Baker's cysts ordinarily emerge from any type of knee joint inflammation (e.g., rheumatoid joint pain) or ligament (especially a meniscus) tear. Baker's cysts in youngsters don't indicate underlying joint disease.
 
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