Biceps rupture

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


? biceps tear

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

There is large layered fluid collection in the anterior distal forearm.  Within it a retracted distal biceps tendon is seen curled up.   The haematoma measures 3,6 X 6,7cm transversely and 12cm cranio-caudal extent.  The distal biceps tendon is curled up inside the collection and appears markedly thickened and fibrillated.  It is retracted from it's proximal radial insertion by approximately 13cm.   There is minimal soft tissue oedema around the medial and postero-medial soft tissues.   The collateral ligaments as well as the common extensor and flexor origins appear grossly intact.   


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Case information

rID: 28313
Published: 20th Mar 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
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