Flouroquinlolones And A Case Of Bilateral Achilles Tendon Rupture

@article{Prempeh2006FlouroquinlolonesAA,
  title={Flouroquinlolones And A Case Of Bilateral Achilles Tendon Rupture},
  author={E. M. Prempeh and J. S. Young and M. L. Costa},
  journal={The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={4}
}
The incidence of rupture of the Achilles tendon is increasing (1), but bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon remains a rare event (2, 3). In such cases a careful history and examination is required to elucidate any predisposition. Various hypotheses have been put forward as to why the Achilles tendon ruptures (4, 5, 6). We present a case of bilateral asynchronous Achilles tendon rupture associated with the use of flouroquinolone antibiotics. 

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