Partial rupture of triceps muscle

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Blunt trauma by stick to posterior aspect of elbow 15 days prior.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Partial rupture of the triceps muscle. Triceps tendon is intact. 

Split-screen images show asymptomatic and symptomatic triceps muscle in short axis.


Four weeks later

Dense peripheral calcification at the site of the previous hematoma.


Myositis ossificans with peri-osseous ossification foci.

Case Discussion

Triceps tendon was intact. Partial rupture of triceps muscle was diagnosed with subsequent myositis ossificans. 

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Case information

rID: 14032
Published: 18th Jun 2011
Last edited: 14th Jan 2019
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