Ruptured Baker's cyst

Case contributed by Marina Goymer

Presentation

Sore and swollen knee since injury.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
MRI

There is a large joint effusion, a Baker's cyst and extensive soft tissue fluid suggesting that the Baker's cyst may have ruptured, or there may be a tear of the medial gastrocnemius complex at a lower level. 

There is also a horizontal tear of the body of the medial meniscus and an associated osteochondral defect involving the lateral aspect of the medial femoral condyle.

Case Discussion

A case of a ruptured Baker's cyst with multiple additional pathologies also present.

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Case information

rID: 25233
Case created: 14th Oct 2013
Last edited: 12th Oct 2017
Tag: trauma
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