Michael E. Doany, Megan C. In this report, we describe a rare case of open rerupture of an Achilles tendon following primary surgical repair. The rerupture occurred 12 weeks postoperatively and was associated with a transverse open wound perpendicular to the original surgical incision. This complication was successfully managed utilizing the preexisting transverse wound and a minimally invasive repair technique, minimizing further risk to the soft tissues overlying the tendon.
Fluoroquinolone-associated tendinopathy: a case report
Achilles Tendon Rupture Case Study- Part 1 - Gridiron Strong
Metrics details. Fluoroquinolone-associated tendinopathy is well described. This adverse effect however does not appear to be widely known among medical practitioners. We hereby described a case of ciprofloxacin-associated tendinopathy for which the adverse drug reaction was not suspected initially and the patient was inappropriately reassured and incorrectly advised to complete the antibiotic course. Given the frequent use of fluoroquinolones in clinical practice and the potential for severe disability from tendon rupture, we consider it important to remind your readers of this uncommon but potentially devastating adverse drug reaction. Peer Review reports. Fluoroquinolones are a family of broad-spectrum bactericidal antibiotics that are frequently used in the treatment of a wide range of infections.
Background and objective: Tendon rupture can result from fluoroquinolone exposure. The objective of this study was to quantify relative and absolute risk and determine how risk is affected by timing of exposure. Methods: The UK Health Improvement Network primary care database was used to perform a nested case-control study measuring the association between fluoroquinolone exposure and tendon rupture. Adults with tendon rupture were matched on age, sex, general practice and calendar time to four controls selected from a cohort prescribed systemic fluoroquinolone or co-amoxiclav antibiotics. The relative and absolute risk of tendon rupture with fluoroquinolone exposure was calculated.
Simultaneous ipsilateral patellar tendon PT and anterior cruciate ligament ACL tear is a rare injury. Associated meniscal and ligamentous injuries are common but frequently initially missed. In contrast, to date, there is no report of associated fractures. We report on a year-old female Caucasian patient presenting with a ski injury resulting in simultaneous ipsilateral patellar tendon and ACL tear combined with a tibia plateau fracture and a medial and lateral meniscus lesion. The final follow-up was 2 years postoperatively.