Bicipital groove

Last revised by Osamah A. A. Alwalid on 4 Sep 2020

The bicipital groove (also known as the intertubercular sulcus or sulcus intertubercularis) is the indentation between the greater and lesser tuberosities of the humerus that lodges the biceps tendon.

Gross anatomy

The bicipital groove is typically 4-6 mm deep 1. It contains the tendon of the long head of the biceps brachii muscle, which is ensheathed in a synovial reflection of the glenohumeral joint.


Three muscle tendons insert on the bicipital groove region:

Relations and/or boundaries

The bicipital groove is located on the anterior surface of the proximal humerus with the following boundaries:

Related pathology

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