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What antibiotic causes a tear in the achillies tendon?

What antibiotic causes a tear in the achillies tendon?

Possibly Levaquin (levofloxacin): There have been reports of a very small percentage of people taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) who have developed tendonitis and Achilles tendon tears or rupture. ...Read more

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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


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I have two tears in my achillies tendon what is the best thing to do? I have ra

I have two tears in my achillies tendon what is the best thing to do? I have ra

Two choices: It depends on your overall status as well as the type of tear. The choices include surgery or no surgery. ...Read more

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How long does the achillies tendon take to attach enough to be outta risk of tearing it from surgery.

How long does the achillies tendon take to attach enough to be outta risk of tearing it from surgery.

A good repair: Will b ready for sports after u follow the surgeon's plan in about 6 months. 6-8 wks 2 heal well and then a long rehab 2 gain motion, then strength of the muscles along with a slow introduction of walking, straight line running, then cutting, ; then jumping. I usually found this takes 6-8 months. Don't push it. Rehab of a re do takes longer ; does not do as well. Take care! ...Read more

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What do you recommend for Achilles tendon injuries?

Several things: Ice, rest, pad in shoe to elevate the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon, anti-inflamatory meds. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have Achilles tendon injuries?

Possibly: If you have ruptured your tendon you will probably already have had surgical repair and will be on crutches for a while. If you can work effectively such as a desk job, this shouldn't be a problem. But if you need active movement at work, or the circumstances of your crutches and comfort put you or coworkers at risk, then you should stay at home. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get Achilles tendon injuries?

How common is it for somebody to get Achilles tendon injuries?

Not that common: Although sports medicine specialists will see plenty of these injuries, especially in athletic individuals over the age of 30, the actual prevalence in the community is far less than 5%. Prevention of injury is best course of action, including good pre-participatory conditioning, including foot loading exercises and stretching. ...Read more

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How long till i can jog/run after achillies tendon lenghtening surgery?

How long till i can jog/run after achillies tendon lenghtening surgery?

Ask your surgeon: It is very important to ask your surgeon this question. Using your leg/ankle too soon after surgery could disrupt the repair. If you are still preop, take a friend with you to discuss the risk/benefits of your surgery. If you are after surgery, then call your surgeon for a post operative appointment. ...Read more

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I pulled my achillies tendon. Can i ever run again?

I pulled my achillies tendon. Can i ever run again?

A careful yes: You can run again if you get proper medical attention. Your foot & ankle specialist will evaluate your injury and temporarily put you in a cast or a splint. Then order imaging studies (MRI) before discussing surgical repair if this is the case. To reattach an avulsed achilles tendon, the surgeon uses soft tissue anchors to the heel bone, w/c would allow return to full activities upon healing. ...Read more

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Is an achillies tendon just as strong after surgery?

Is an achillies tendon just as strong after surgery?

No: Achilles tendon surgery will make it better if repaired, but it rarely approaches the intact tendon in its strength and tissue quality. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more