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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 3 ( September, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Pentazocine Induced Contractures: A Case Report of Drug Abuse

A.K. Agarwal, A.K Gupta, V.P. Sharma, Dileep Kumar

Citation Information : Agarwal A, Gupta A, Sharma V, Kumar D. Pentazocine Induced Contractures: A Case Report of Drug Abuse. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2012; 23 (3):117-119.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-23-3-117

Published Online: 00-09-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Contractures around the joints are seen due to multiple causes in our day to day practice where pathology can be superficial or deep. Further it can involve one joint or multiple joints. We are presenting a rare case of drug abuse due to pentazocine (fortwin) here in a 32 years old male, who had generalised and severe contractures of his hips, knees and ankles. In all such cases of myogenic generalised contractures around multiples joints, we must exclude the possibility of drug abuse.


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