What Are the Symptoms of a Ruptured Baker's Cyst?

Symptoms of a ruptured Baker's cyst include sharp pain generalized in the knee area, calf swelling and redness or a feeling of water running down the calf, according to Mayo Clinic. These symptoms occur when a cyst bursts and the synovial fluid inside leaks into the calf. Because these symptoms are similar to those of a blood clot, immediate evaluation of symptoms by a medical professional is required.