Orthopedics Book

Biceps Muscle


Biceps Tendon Instability

Aka: Biceps Tendon Instability, Subluxing Biceps Tendon, Bicipital Tendon Subluxation
  1. See Also
    1. SLAP Lesion
    2. Biceps Tenosynovitis
    3. Biceps Tendon Rupture
    4. Distal Biceps Tendinopathy
  2. Definition
    1. Biceps tendon dislocates from bicipital groove
  3. Etiologies
    1. Tear in overlying subscapularis tendon
    2. Congenitally shallow groove
    3. Trauma in young patient
      1. Forceful external rotation and abduction of Shoulder
  4. Signs
    1. Palpable or audible snap on Shoulder Range of Motion
  5. Course
    1. Frequent recurrences of subluxation
    2. Tenosynovitis develops
      1. Results in Shoulder Pain and stiffness
  6. Management
    1. Surgery to anchor biceps tendon in bicipital groove

Subluxation of long head of biceps (C0438447)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 202968002
English Subluxation, long head-biceps, Subluxation of long head of biceps, Subluxation of long head of biceps (disorder)
Spanish subluxación de la cabeza larga del músculo bíceps (trastorno), subluxación de la cabeza larga del músculo bíceps
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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