Distal biceps tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski


Elbow pain after lifting

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

There is complete tear of the distal biceps tendon with associated edema and blood products filling it's expected course, and with 10.7 cm of proximal retraction. There is associated injury to the lacertus fibrosus. Edema is also observed tracking along the median neurovascular bundles and brachial vessels. 

Case Discussion

Typical example of a complete distal biceps tendon tear. The distal biceps tendon is the most common tendon of the elbow to completely rupture, but represents only 3% of biceps tendon tears. 

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Case information

rID: 29661
Published: 11th Jun 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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