Split biceps brachii tendon and Buford complex

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Chronic pain in the right shoulder with possible impingement

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Longitudonal split-type tear of the long head of biceps tendon up to the glenoid attachment associated with a tear of the subscapularis tendon and a typical Buford complex, i.e. deficiency of the anterior glenoid labrum and substituted by an enlarged middle gleno-humeral ligament. The superior labrum is also abnormal with increased T2 signal.

Case Discussion

As well as rupture of the biceps brachii tendon, longitudonal splits of the tendon are well recognized albeit not common

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Case information

rID: 31001
Published: 16th Sep 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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