Paralabral Rupture of the Proximal Biceps Tendon from Light Weightlifting

Kyle E. Miller, Daniel J. Solomon
2008 Military medicine  
Rupture of the long head of the biceps is usually seen in older adults, in conjunction with rotator cuff tears or tenosynovitis secondary to chronic subacromial impingement; it is rarely seen as a result of trauma. We present the case of a young active patient who denied prodromal symptoms but ruptured the long head of the biceps brachii tendon (LHB) while performing 25-pound biceps curls. Upon examination, the patient was noted to have a readily apparent biceps defect and decreased strength.
more » ... was brought to the operating room, where open subpectoral tenodesis of the LHB was performed. At the 6-week follow-up evaluation, the patient had regained full range of motion. By 6 months, he had regained his previous strength. This case demonstrates an unusual presentation of a LHB rupture in a young healthy man with no prodromal symptoms.
doi:10.7205/milmed.173.12.1238 pmid:19149346 fatcat:vtq7e6gtbreydjtfg673nykw6y