Triceps tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Posterior elbow region swelling and pain after trauma due to fall on the ground.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Moderate joint effusion is seen.

Bone marrow edema/bruise is present at the olecranon process, radial head, medial and lateral humeral epicondyles.

Triceps tendon tear with 14 mm tendon gap next to the insertion site on the olecranon process is seen associated with olecranon bursitis and edematous changes at surrounding soft tissue.   

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: 71326
Published: 30th Sep 2019
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center