Triceps tendinopathy

Dr Mohamed Saber and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Triceps tendinopathy is the least common tendon injury of the elbow, and most commonly presents as rupture. 

There is a male predominance 1.

Triceps tendinopathy can range from tendinosis through to complete rupture 1,2.

Rupture most commonly occurs at the osteotendinous junction. Rupture also appears to be more common than partial tears/rupture (which are more common medially) and tendinosis 2.

See main article: tendinopathy

Article information

rID: 65537
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Triceps rupture
  • Triceps brachii tendinopathy

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: triceps tendon tear
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  • Case 2: tendinopathy and olecranon bursitis
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  • Case 3: triceps tendon tear
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  • Case 4: distal partial rupture
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