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Can a Baker's cyst burst?

Although rare, a Baker's cyst does have the potential to burst. When it does, it can result in sharp pain, swelling and redness of the leg. These symptoms resemble a blood clot in the leg, so it is important to seek medical attention.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

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