Rupture Following Biceps-to-Triceps Tendon Transfer in Adolescents and Young Adults With Spinal Cord Injury: An Analysis of Potential Causes
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 07/27/2012
Merenda LA et al. – Potential contributing causes of tendon rupture/ attenuation after transfer include surgical technique, rehabilitation, co–contraction of the transfer, poor patient compliance, and medications. In this cohort, 5 subjects were prescribed fluoroquinolones that have a US Food and Drug Administration black box concerning tendon ruptures. Currently, all candidates for upper extremity tendon transfer reconstruction are counseled on the effects of fluoroquinolones and the potential risk for tendon rupture.