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Fluoroquinolone-Mediated Achilles Rupture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  25451202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fluoroquinolone use for the treatment of bacterial infections is a common practice for foot and ankle surgeons because of its rather broad-spectrum coverage against common pathogens, good tissue penetration, and high bioavailability. An associated risk of tendinopathy has been reported in published studies, although tendon rupture has been much less frequent. In addition, tendinopathy has been more commonly reported with earlier generations of fluoroquinolones. We present a case of levofloxacin-mediated Achilles rupture that was complicated by the presence of an infected hematoma and abscess and subsequent long-term postoperative follow-up data, with a review of the literature.
Adam M Budny; Alexis N Ley
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-2224     ISO Abbreviation:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308427     Medline TA:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2015 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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