Musculoskeletal Complications of Fluoroquinolones: Guidelines and Precautions for Usage in the Athletic Population

@article{Hall2011MusculoskeletalCO,
  title={Musculoskeletal Complications of Fluoroquinolones: Guidelines and Precautions for Usage in the Athletic Population},
  author={Mederic M Hall and Jonathan T. Finnoff and Jay Smith},
  journal={PM\&R},
  year={2011},
  volume={3}
}
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are associated with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal complications that involve not only tendon but also cartilage, bone, and muscle. Insights into the pathoetiology of fluoroquinolone toxicity on musculoskeletal tissues have been evolving over recent years. Although the pathoetiology is certainly multifactorial, alterations in cell signaling proteins and direct toxic effects on musculoskeletal tissues have been strongly implicated. Increasing age and concomitant… Expand
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