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  • Achilles tendon rupture is one of the most common tendon injuries in the adult population. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Although the impact of an Achilles tendon rupture is substantial, often resulting in prolonged disability and rehabilitation. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Achilles tendon ruptures commonly occur in athletic individuals in their 30s and 40s while performing activities that require sudden acceleration or changes in direction (ex. (weebly.com)
  • Achilles tendon ruptures can be successfully treated non-operatively, or operatively, but they must be treated. (weebly.com)
  • Causes of and contributors to Achilles tendon rupture include trauma (caused by injury, usually an acceleration injury such as pushing off or jumping up). (weebly.com)
  • Drugs that have been linked to Achilles tendon rupture include. (weebly.com)
  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotics - after nearly 900 reports of tendon ruptures, tendonitis and other tendon disorders (most associated with the Achilles tendon) linked to Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) alone were collected in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)s database, at least one public-interest group petitioned the FDA to recommend that a "Black Box Warning" be added to Cipro's packaging. (weebly.com)
  • Patients should at least be more aware of the potential for ruptures so that they can be switched to other antibiotics at the onset of early warning signals such as tendon pain. (weebly.com)
  • In diagnosing an Achilles tendon rupture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how and when the injury occurred and whether the patient has previously injured the tendon or experienced similar symptoms. (weebly.com)
  • If the Achilles tendon is ruptured, the patient will have less strength in pushing down (as on a gas pedal) and will have difficulty rising on the toes. (weebly.com)
  • The diagnosis of an Achilles tendon rupture is typically straightforward and can be made through this type of examination. (weebly.com)
  • Non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture is usually reserved for patients who are relatively sedentary or may be at higher risk for complications with surgical intervention (due to other associated medical problems). (weebly.com)
  • unfortunately, it is associated with a higher risk of re-rupture of the tendon, and possibly a less optimal functional outcome. (weebly.com)