Distal biceps tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Sudden loss of strength in the left arm while lifting a steel keg.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Image 1: Insertion longitudinal. R = radius, * = hematoma

Image 2: Longitudinal section. T = tendon stump, B = brachialis muscle

Image 3: Transverse section. H = humeral trochlea, B = brachialis muscle, A = brachial artery, T = tendon stump

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Case information

rID: 16153
Published: 22nd Dec 2011
Last edited: 14th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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