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The popliteal bursa (Baker's cyst): an arthroscopic perspective and the epidemiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9043606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to establish the incidence of the anatomic structure, the popliteal bursa, in patients undergoing arthroscopy and to determine the relationship to associated clinical and pathological factors. Diagnostic arthroscopy was used to identify the presence of the popliteal bursa in 187 consecutive patients (195 knees). Thirty-seven percent of knees had a popliteal bursa identified by the communication with the posterior medial compartment. The cause of the popliteal bursa was not established by this study. This study refuted the causes proposed by others. The existing erroneous conclusions concerning the cause of the popliteal bursa were probably attributable to the failure to recognize the common continuity of the bursa and the knee joint. When the popliteal bursa is present (37%), it becomes symptomatic by responding to the intraarticular disease because of its continuity with the knee joint.
L L Johnson; G E van Dyk; C A Johnson; B M Bays; S M Gully
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0749-8063     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-09     Completed Date:  1997-05-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Popliteal Cyst / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  etiology,  surgery
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