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Was prescribed levofloxacin and prednisone. I walk and bus everywhere I am concerned about tendon rupture. Am I worrying to much?

Was prescribed levofloxacin and prednisone. I walk and bus everywhere I am concerned about tendon rupture. Am I worrying to much?

Perhaps but be aware: Tendonitis and rupture have been reported with levofloxacin and other anitbiotics of the same class ( highest for ciprofloxacin). Risk factors for tendon disorders include age greater than 60 years, corticosteroid therapy, renal failure, diabetes mellitus, and a history of musculoskeletal disorders. Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms (redness, stiffness, swelling) develop. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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What are the tests for tendon rupture?

What are the tests for tendon rupture?

See below: It starts with a physical examination. Then to evaluate further, you might have an ultrasound or an mri. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

Pain weakness: Tendons are attached to muscles. Usually it's the muscle that tears. Either way you lose strength and motion in the effected joint. ...Read more

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How likely is it for someone to have a tendon rupture?

How likely is it for someone to have a tendon rupture?

Not very likely: Tendon ruptures do happen, but are rather rare. Treatment depends on which tendon was ruptured and where it was ruptured. If you are concerned about a tendon rupture, i would recommend evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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I think I may have tendon rupture. What would that mean?

I think I may have tendon rupture. What would that mean?

Seek treatment: Tendons allow your muscles to move bones and joints. If a tendon ruptures, it may require surgery. Seek attention immediately if you believe you may have a tendon rupture. A delay in treatment may make it more difficult or impossible to treat, especially if surgery may be required. ...Read more

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I've got knee cap tendon rupture. Now what?

I've got knee cap tendon rupture. Now what?

Orthopedic exam: It is very important to see an orthopedist asap if you ruptured either your patella tendon or the quad muscle attachment to the patella, you might require surgery to correct the problem and obtain the best result. ...Read more

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What is a proximal bicep tendon rupture like?

Painful: You get a very painful upper arm and shoulder with the rupture. You get pain on flexing the bicep as well as picking up mobjects. You also get weakness of the upper arm and sometimes the shoulder. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of knee cap tendon rupture?

What's the outcome of knee cap tendon rupture?

Surgery: A rupture of either the quadriceps tendon (above kneecap) or of the patella tendon (below kneecap) are both treated surgical especially if it is a complete tear. These two tendons are critical for proper knee function. They are responsible for straightening the knee. ...Read more

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What are signs of a proximal bicep tendon rupture?

Weakness: Acutely pain and swelling with some bruising. Patient will have significant weakness of supination of the forearm and some loss of elbow flexion strength. You may see the biceps retract proximally and bunch up in the upper arm , especially with attempted use. This is a surgical problem see a hand surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

Heel lift.: A walking boot, with a heel lift, to place your foot in a "toe point" position, is optimal for healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more