Triceps brachii tendon full-thickness tear

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Elbow trauma after falling on the ground.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The full-thickness tear of triceps tendon measuring about 12 mm tendon gap is seen associated with retraction of the tendon, adjacent reactive soft-tissue edema, and marked fluid collection measuring about 27 x 50 mm at the site of tearing.   

Thickening and abnormal intrasubstance increased fluid signal is present along the course of common extensor tendon next to the insertion site on to the humerus lateral condyle related to partial thickness tear ( tennis elbow).

Case Discussion

The recent patient had a history of immobility, pain, and swelling on the posterior aspect of the right elbow after trauma. MRI shows triceps brachii tendon tear.

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Case information

rID: 77989
Published: 14th Jun 2020
Last edited: 15th Jun 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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