Posterior compartment syndrome following ruptured Baker's cyst

David P. Petros, James F. Hanley, Patricia Gilbreath, Robert D. Toon

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A 35 year old man presented with the sudden onset of left leg pain and swelling. Empirical anticoagulation for presumed deep vein thrombophlebitis was followed by acute worsening of symptoms. On further evaluation the patient was found to have a ruptured Baker's cyst and an acute posterior compartment syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-945
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Petros, D. P., Hanley, J. F., Gilbreath, P., & Toon, R. D. (1990). Posterior compartment syndrome following ruptured Baker's cyst. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 49(11), 944-945.