Hi AOASM! This week's topic is radiology for our theme of track and field. You can find the answer in the comments and please leave us your thoughts!
A 15 y/o F hurdler presents to your clinic 1 hour after feeling like she was hit in the back of the leg when landing during a race. She had some pain and immediate difficulty with walking. Her exam is significant for a positive Thompson test and a palpable deficit above the calcaneus. Her ultrasound image is below.
What is her diagnosis? How do you counsel her about management? What class of antibiotics is known to increase the risk of this injury?
says... Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Answer: Achilles tendon rupture; surgical repair has lower risk of failure than conservative management; fluoroquinolones