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What are symptoms
and signs of a Baker cyst?
A Baker cyst may cause no symptoms or be associated with
knee pain and/or tightness,
and stiffness behind the knee, especially when
the knee is extended or fully flexed. Baker cysts are
usually visible as a bulge behind the knee that is
particularly noticeable on standing and when compared to the
opposite uninvolved knee. They are generally soft and
Baker cysts can become complicated by spread of fluid down the leg between
the muscles of the calf (dissection). The cyst can rupture, leaking fluid down
the inner leg to sometimes cause the appearance of a painless bruise under the inner ankle. Baker cyst dissection and rupture are frequently associated with swelling of the leg and can mimic phlebitis of the leg. A ruptured Baker cyst typically causes rapid-onset swelling of the leg
with bruising around the ankle.