Distal biceps brachii tendon tear with retraction

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Sudden pain and loss of strength in a body builder doing biceps curls.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

The biceps tendon is retracted up to the distal muscle belly and surrounded by fluid (hematoma). In the transverse sections through the elbow, the tendon is absent.

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Case information

rID: 17038
Published: 12th Mar 2012
Last edited: 14th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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