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Is there signs to warn you that a popliteal cyst is gonna rupture and if it does what do you do?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not really

Large popliteal cysts are more prone to rupture than large one as are ones that are large and more acute ( less likely for chronic large ones).
If you feel more pain behind your knee or feel the pain progressing 'down your leg'see your ors... Other diagnoses should be 'ruled out ' before you assume it's a ruptured cyst . Best of luck.

In brief: Not really

Large popliteal cysts are more prone to rupture than large one as are ones that are large and more acute ( less likely for chronic large ones).
If you feel more pain behind your knee or feel the pain progressing 'down your leg'see your ors... Other diagnoses should be 'ruled out ' before you assume it's a ruptured cyst . Best of luck.
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