Achilles tendon rupture

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  • Cannabinoid Analysis

    According to current research, it is not completely known what causes tendinitis or rupture after taking this medication. However, there is a possibility that FQs have a direct cytotoxic effect on enzymes found in mammalian musculoskeletal tissue.3 Achilles tendinitis or rupture is among one of the most serious side effects associated with FQ use, especially with ciprofloxacin (Cipro), demonstrating a 3.8-fold greater risk for development of Achilles tendinitis/rupture.3 According to the article “Fluoroquinolone induced tendinopathy and tendon rupture”, approximately 41 to 50 percent of patients with FQ-induced tendinopathy experienced Achilles tendon ruptures, even after FQ therapy was discontinued.3 For one of the studies, out of 50 reported issues, the median latency period between start of FQ and first symptoms was 6 days. Another article stated that for the 25 people with complaints of tendon rupture, the ruptures occurred 2 to 42 days after the start of fluoroquinolone therapy5. There are also many risk factors that increase the likelihood of patients who are taking the FQ’s to have tendinitis or a tendon rupture. These include age greater than 60 years, corticosteroid therapy, renal failure, diabetes mellitus, history of musculoskeletal disorder, and taking other drugs combined with FQ’s. The drugs reported…

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  • Imaging Vs Ultrasound

    professionals visualise dimensional and morphologic changes within the tendon, such as may occur with overuse injuries amongst athletes. Both Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound have unique benefits and limitations. MRI may be better suited where there is a need for a differential diagnosis while ultrasound can be used to demonstrate active and passive movements in real time. Ultrasound is more portable and has greater accessibility and affordability over MRI however, ultrasound is…

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  • Frog Muscle Lab Report

    A single frog leg that was severed from the body at the hip joint was dissected to isolate and expose the gastrocnemius muscle. The gastrocnemius muscle was first separated from the tibiofibula bone, but left attached to the knee and the Achilles tendon. A 15 cm long piece of strong thread was tied tightly around the Achilles tendon of the heel of the frog for later attachment of the muscle to the force transducer equipment. The Achilles tendon below the tied string was then severed and the…

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  • Case Study: Baby A. J.

    Baby A.J. was born 10/22/15 03:19 at 33.0 weeks age via vaginal delivery. A.J. was admitted to NICU 10/22/15 at 4:00 secondary to respiration problems including grunting and bradycardic events. The Baby’s Apgars were 8 and 9. His birth weight was 2.090 Kg. Information regarding the baby’s mother, she had a cerclage placed at 14 weeks which is a cervical stitch. This was placed as a treatment for her cervix which started to shorten and open too early in her pregnancy. She had been in the…

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  • Theme Of Honor And Glory In The Iliad

    characters. They are so valued that honor and glory triggered the reason for this great war between Hector and Achilles; taking many great lives. Homer 's The Iliad primarily focuses on the theme of honor, which is exhibited by both the Trojans and the Achaeans. Honor and glory define a hero, and therefore are the foundations for everything that happens in The Iliad. The idea of honor and glory is key to understanding the motivation of the heroes in the myth. Having honor and glory allowed a…

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  • Aristotle's Poetics: The Contributions Of Odysseus And Achilles

    To start, both Odysseus and Achilles are renowned epic heroes in Greek mythology. Odysseus even makes known his own fame as an epic hero by saying, “I am Odysseus, son of Laertes, known before all men for the study of crafty designs, and my fame goes up to the heavens.” Momi Awana points out that, “Greek heroes possessed superhuman abilities, yet their stories served as mythological reflections of human potential and human failure.” Both Achilles and Odysseus are immensely confident in their own…

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  • Ethos, Logos, And Tragedy In Homer's Iliad

    curtail Achilles’ anger and bring him back to battle. They were wrong, however,…

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  • Questions On The Iliad And Odyssey

    FLIP #1 #1. Cole-Symes: How did the epics of Homer transmit the values of the Bronze Age to the aristocracy of the new Greek polis? What were these values? 1. A polis was not a unified city-state or its people. a) Greeks saw poleis as the collective houses of various city-states that made them up, and the collective values and beliefs they had, but did not see themselves as a unified people. 2. Myths are written to reflect the values of the culture at the current time. a) Homer and other…

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  • The Characteristics Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh And The Iliad

    and Achilles have an argument over Briseis, one of the priestess of Apollo’s and a prisoner/prize for Achilles. The argument started when the priest of Apollo, Chryses, pleads and tries to ransom his daughter, a prisoner of war/slave, back from Agamemnon but he refuses. Angry, Chryses pleads and prays to Apollo, who took great offense to Agamemnon pride and stubbornness to return a priestess of his own follower. This resulted the Achaeans to die in huge numbers as a plague was spread throughout…

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  • Character Analysis Of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by the Gawain Poet, the knights of King Arthur’s court consume themselves in heroic achievement. Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, believes himself to be the lowest of all knights residing in Camelot. Gawain is a humble man who believes his weakness is a dishonor to the knights of the round table. Gawain handles his realities with good intentions, as he furthers himself as a proper knight and changes himself to bring honor to his uncle’s court. Gawain’s…

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