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Is low dose radiotherapy an effective treatment for Baker’s cyst?

Hautmann, Matthias G. ; Jung, Ernst-Michael ; Beyer, Lukas P. ; Süß, Christoph ; Steger, Felix ; Weber, Markus ; Pohl, Fabian ; Kölbl, Oliver ; Putz, Franz Josef



Abstract

PurposeOsteoarthritis of the knee is acommon disease, often associated with aBaker's cyst. Besides osteoarthritis, also other joint pathologies of the knee can be causative for aBaker's cyst. Radiotherapy is known to be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, with an anti-inflammatory effect. As the excessive production of synovia usually is associated with intraarticular inflammation, our ...

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