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Ruptured Baker's cyst with compartment syndrome: an extremely unusual complication
  1. Mark Hamlet1,
  2. Ilias Galanopoulos2,
  3. Avinash Mahale1,
  4. Neil Ashwood1
  1. 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Queen's Hospital, Burton-on-Trent, UK
  2. 2Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St George's Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ilias Galanopoulos, galanop.ilias{at}gmail.com

Summary

A 69-year-old man presented with sudden onset of pain with acute tense swelling of his left leg. Initially he was treated empirically with antibiotics for cellulitis while the possibility of deep vein thrombosis was ruled out. His symptoms gradually worsened with progressive distal neurological deficit and increasing pain. Further investigations suggested that he had a ruptured Baker's cyst in the calf with development of compartment syndrome.

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