Orthopedics Book

Biceps Muscle


Biceps Tendon Rupture

Aka: Biceps Tendon Rupture
  1. See Also
    1. SLAP Lesion
    2. Biceps Tenosynovitis
    3. Biceps Tendon Instability
    4. Distal Biceps Tendinopathy
  2. Definition
    1. Distal Rupture Biceps Tendon
  3. Etiology
    1. Degenerative Change at Insertion into Radial Tuberosity
      1. Similar to changes at long head biceps at Shoulder
    2. Sudden forceful elbow flexion
      1. Results in rupture at radius insertion
  4. Risk Factors
    1. Rotator Cuff Tear
    2. Recurrent Bicipital Tendinitis
    3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    4. Age over 40 years
  5. Symptoms
    1. Audible, painful snap at elbow following forceful elbow flexion
    2. Swelling, tenderness, and Bruising occurs at anterior upper arm, proximal to elbow
    3. Sudden onset with sharp snapping Sensation
    4. Pain and weakness of Shoulder and arm
  6. Signs
    1. Weak flexion at elbow
      1. Some flexion may be maintained
      2. Requires intact overlying deep fascia of antecubital
    2. Weak supination at Forearm
    3. Bulbous swelling in upper arm on flexion
      1. Localized bulge at distal biceps when elbow flexed
      2. Bulge represents retracted biceps Muscle belly
    4. Images
      1. ArmBicepsRupture.jpg
  7. Management: Surgery Indications
    1. Rarely indicated due to minimal pain and dysfunction
    2. Elective repair may be indicated in young athlete
    3. Indicated if significant Motor Strength loss

Biceps tendon rupture (C0347952)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 209756003, 428883008, 202960009
Dutch bicepspeesruptuur
French Rupture du tendon du biceps
German Bizepssehnenriss
Italian Rottura del tendine del bicipite
Portuguese Ruptura do tendão do bicípete
Spanish Rotura del tendón del biceps, ruptura de tendón del bíceps (trastorno), ruptura de tendón del bíceps, ruptura del tendón del bíceps (trastorno), ruptura del tendón del bíceps
Japanese 二頭腱断裂, ニトウケンダンレツ
English Biceps tendon rupture, Rupture of tendon of biceps (disorder), Rupture of tendon of biceps, Rupture of biceps tendon, bicep tendon rupture, biceps ruptures tendon, bicep rupture tendon, biceps rupture tendon, biceps tendon rupture, Rupture biceps tendon, Rupture biceps tendon (disorder)
Czech Ruptura šlachy bicepsu
Hungarian Biceps ín szakadása
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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