Case Report

Complete rupture of the long head of the biceps tendon and the distal biceps tendon

Pieter J. Oberholzer
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 18, No 2 | a710 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v18i2.710 | © 2014 Pieter J. Oberholzer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 August 2014 | Published: 05 December 2014

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Pieter J. Oberholzer, Department of Radiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

The most common injury to the biceps muscle is rupture of the long head of the biceps tendon. A tear can occur proximally, distally or at the musculotendinous junction. Two cases are discussed, in both of which the patients felt a sudden sharp pain in the upper arm, at the shoulder and elbow respectively, and presented with a biceps muscle bump (Popeye deformity).

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