Biceps tendon tear

19 Jun

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Can be proximal or distal.

Usually will feel on shoulder anteriorly and radiate down biceps muscle.

If ruptured, a mass may be palpated- “Popeye deformity.”

No indication for emergent surgical consultation. Non emergent surgery may be performed.

Ice, compression, rest may provide some relief, otherwise pain management.

 

Submitted by J. Rothstein.

 

References: emedicine article; picture.

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