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Aspiration of a Baker's cysts

Patient Positioning

Patient lies prone, leg in extended position. You may put a small pillow under the ankle.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on longitudinal plane over the medial aspect of the dorsal joint on the long axis of the semimembranosus tendon and medial head of gastrocnemius. 

note: ultrasound guided aspiration of a baker cyst, moving the needle during aspiration leads to complete emptying of the cyst.