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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 likely: It's not a common injury statistically however it is a serious injury that will usually require surgical correction. ...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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What is a proximal bicep tendon rupture like?

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 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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What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

Protection: There are two tendons if one ruptures then you will have a weakness in that arm from now on. Surgical replacement of the ruptured tendon is sometimes possible and you should see an orthopedic surgeon for this. Gradually and slowly strengthing the remaining tendon with low weight exercises may help prevent its rupture in the future. Always avoid lifting very heavy objects to prevent rupture. ...Read more

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What is done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture?

What is done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture?

Depends: If biceps torn proximal in shoulder, would leave alone. Shouldn't anticipate significant functional loss, but may have popeye deformity. If distal, repair not likely. Reconstruction with some sort of interposition graft required. Many patients report improved pain with function, but does not correct deformity, and strength improvements less predictable. Tough problem to have. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to do sport after Achilles tendon rupture ?

Yes but....: Achilles tendon ruptures take time to recover from. How much and what you can do depends on the result after surgery (if you have it) &/or how you've healed over time. Pt is absolutely necessary. Check with your ortho md for guidance and timing of activities. Slow and steady wins this race. ...Read more

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What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

Be careful: I am assuming you had surgery, if this is the case be very careful because depending where you are in the healing process the exercises will be different. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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With Achilles tendon rupture is a third option to not repair or brace?

Achilles rupture: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about the history and why you are looking for a third option. In the healthy patient, i wouldn't recommend to a patient not have their achilles tendon repaired surgically or conservatively treated with casting. Patients who are not surgical candidates and do not or can not heal via casting require a brace to assist in gait. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

Usually: I can tell you from personal experience that 4-12 weeks. 12 weeks for full all out recovery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to return to football after having a patellar tendon rupture?

Is it possible to return to football after having a  patellar tendon rupture?

Possible: Yes i believe it is possible but rehab would take between 6-12 months to achieve a full recovery. Unless one is playing at a competitive level, i wouldn't recommend a weekend warrior to return to playing football after such an injury. Playing basketball would probably even be more difficult. ...Read more

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What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

General guidelines.: Protocols, rehab or not, are just general standards to follow. In no way are protocols written in stone and often have to be adjusted or abandoned to fit the immediate needs and condition of the patient. ...Read more

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What do I do if i need surgery on my ankle for a tendon rupture and have no insurance and am unemployed?

Community hospital: Your local community hospital (in your case probably sf general hosp.) should have orthopaedists who treat those who are uninsured. You don't necessarily need an operation. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

Get treat. options: Achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle. ...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