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Posterior compartment syndrome following ruptured Baker's cyst.
  1. D P Petros,
  2. J F Hanley,
  3. P Gilbreath,
  4. R D Toon
  1. Department of Medicine, Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, West Germany.

    Abstract

    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.

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