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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 451-453

Pentazocine-induced contractures: Dilemma in management


1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, GSVM. Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ganesh Yadav
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.161276

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Pentazocine is a commonly used synthetic opioid analgesic for moderate to severe pain secondary to various conditions. Complications of parenteral opioid abuse including localized ulcerations, abscess, indurations, and sclerosis are well-documented. We present a rare case of drug abuse due to pentazocine (Fortwin) in a 32-year-old female, who had severe myogenic contractures of her knee joints.






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