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1/6. Tendinitis: the Achilles heel of quinolones!

    We present a case series of two patients who presented to the emergency department with spontaneous bilateral achilles tendon rupture associated with the use of ciprofloxacin. Tendinitis and tendon rupture are now well recognised but rare complications of treatment with quinolone antimicrobials. The emergency department is an important setting for both surveillance and detection of adverse events associated with drug treatment.
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2/6. Management of a patient with a diagnosis of bilateral plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. A case report.

    This case report describes an approach for determining when fabricated orthoses might be useful in the treatment of a patient with foot-related problems. The patient is of special interest because she is an aerobics instructor, and her type of injury is relatively common. Particular emphasis in the report is placed on hypothesizing the cause of the patient's complaints and then basing treatment on that hypothesis.
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3/6. Isolated HLA-B27 associated Achilles tendinitis.

    The case of a 37 year old man with a longstanding HLA-B27 associated bilateral Achilles tendinitis without seronegative spondyloarthropathy is reported. This case suggests that heel enthesopathy may for a long time be the only clinical manifestation of the HLA-B27 associated disease process.
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4/6. Chondromalacia of the fabella: a case report.

    A 46-year-old man suffered from chondromalacia of the fabella after minor trauma to the back of the knee. The condition was misdiagnosed initially as fasciitis, tendinitis, a Baker's cyst and a herniated lumbar intervertebral disc. Pathognomonic signs were pain behind the lateral femoral condyle on palpation and compression of the fabella and also on passive extension of the knee. Conservative management was unsuccessful. Excision of the fabella gave quick and lasting relief.
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5/6. diagnosis and treatment of heel pain in chronic inflammatory arthritis using ultrasound.

    The authors examined the role of ultrasound (US) in diagnosis and management of heel pain in chronic inflammatory arthritis. Nineteen patients underwent US examination. Eight patients (2 with previously unsuccessful nonguided injections), had 11 US-guided corticosteroid injections for treatment of retrocalcaneal bursitis (n = 6), plantar fasciitis (n = 3), and posterior tibial tenosynovitis (n = 2). US-demonstrated achilles tendon rupture (n = 2), Achilles tendinitis (n = 8), posterior tibial tenosynovitis (n = 6), peroneus longus tenosynovitis (n = 2), retrocalcaneal bursitis (n = 13), and plantar fasciitis (n = 4). Loss of smooth bone contour (n = 13) correlated with bone erosions on plain radiographs in all but one case. Ten of 11 guided injections resulted in full resolution of heel pain. The diverse causes of heel pain are highlighted, and the ability of US to provide information with management implications is confirmed. US-guided corticosteroid injection is beneficial, especially after failure of nonguided injection.
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keywords = plantar fasciitis, fasciitis, heel
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6/6. Isolated peripheral enthesitis and/or dactylitis: a subset of psoriatic arthritis.

    OBJECTIVE: To identify isolated peripheral enthesitis and/or dactylitis as a subset of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and to define the clinical characteristics of these patients. methods: We examined 401 unselected patients with PsA seen in 3 Italian rheumatological centers over a 6 month period. The diagnosis of PsA was based upon the clinical experience of a rheumatologist. The clinical features of patients with PsA were assessed by clinical examination and review of the patients' charts, evaluating the presence of peripheral arthritis, spinal involvement, dactylitis, and enthesitis. A series of 483 rheumatological patients without psoriasis and spondyloarthropathy (European Spondylarthropathy Study Group criteria) seen consecutively in a one month period constituted the control group. RESULTS: 14 patients (3.5%) presented isolated episodes of peripheral enthesitis and/or dactylitis. No patient developed peripheral arthritis and/or axial involvement during the followup period (median 30 mo; range 3-72 mo). 10/14 patients (71%) presented at least one episode of finger and/or toe dactylitis. 5 of these 10 patients (50%) had additional episodes of peripheral enthesitis (Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and posterior tibial tendinitis). Episodes of Achilles tendinitis and/or plantar fasciitis were present in 8/14 patients (57%). 3 of these 8 patients (37%) had associated peripheral enthesitis in other sites as well: lateral epicondyle, insertion of the patella tendon into the inferior pole of the patella, femoral quadriceps, and posterior tibial tendons. An additional case had posterior tibial tendinitis and 2 episodes of toe dactylitis. None of these 14 cases presented radiological evidence of sacroiliitis and only one of the 13 typed was HLA-B27 positive. 12 patients (2.4%) of the control group had episodes of peripheral enthesitis (11 plantar fasciitis and one Achilles tendinitis). No patient had episodes of dactylitis. The frequency of isolated Achilles tendinitis and/or dactylitis was significantly higher in patients with PsA compared to controls (3.5 vs 0.2%; p = 0.001). CONCLUSION: In some patients PsA can occur only with peripheral enthesitis, particularly Achilles tendinitis, and/or dactylitis. These patients may represent a subset of PsA, not defined by Moll and Wright and spondyloarthritis classification criteria, and poorly recognized in the studies on PsA.
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