151 results match your criteria Bicipital Tendonitis

The role of elbow positioning on arthroscopic assessment of the long head of biceps tendon in the beach chair position.

ANZ J Surg 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Melbourne Orthopaedic Group, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Tendinopathy of the long head of biceps (LHB) tendon is a common cause of anterior shoulder pain and dysfunction. The extra-articular portion within the bicipital groove undergoes frequent load and friction during shoulder movements and pathology within this area is frequently missed during arthroscopic assessment.

Methods: We quantified the arthroscopically assessable length of tendon within the shoulder in 14 consecutive patients undergoing subpectoral biceps tenodesis. Read More

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Single-Portal Proximal Biceps Tenodesis Using an All-Suture Anchor.

Arthrosc Tech 2022 Apr 16;11(4):e497-e503. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Orthopedic Practice Clinic (OPPK), Münster.

The long head of the biceps is an important pain generator of the shoulder joint. Pathologies of the long head of the biceps involve superior labrum anterior to posterior lesions, pulley lesions, partial tears of the biceps tendon, biceps tendonitis, and medial biceps subluxation caused by full-thickness subscapularis tendon tears. Treatment of an inflamed or injured long head of the biceps by either tenotomy or tenodesis is often mandatory during shoulder arthroscopy to avoid persisting pain and possible revision procedures. Read More

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Evaluation of MRI Signal Changes of the Distal Biceps Tendon in Asymptomatic Patients.

J Hand Surg Am 2022 May 25;47(5):454-459. Epub 2022 Mar 25.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Belgium. Electronic address:

Purpose: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used widely for complete ruptures of the distal biceps tendon. The validity of this investigation for bicipital bursitis and tendinosis is unknown. The purpose of present study was to assess the prevalence of incidental (asymptomatic) signal changes in the distal biceps tendon in patients who underwent MRI including the elbow. Read More

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Enthesopathy of the bicipital tuberosity of the radius treated under intraoperative computed tomography.

Eur J Med Res 2022 Mar 3;27(1):34. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 53 Kawahara-Cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Background: There is no report of the application of intraoperative computed tomography to the extremities, and its usefulness is not mentioned.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a patient with the elbow pain and loss of the forearm rotation due to the prominent bicipital tuberosity of the radius, which was diagnosed as enthesopathy. Surgical treatment to excise the prominent part of the bicipital tuberosity of the radius was recommended. Read More

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Long Head of the Biceps Tendon Ruptures: Biomechanics, Clinical Ramifications, and Management.

JBJS Rev 2021 10 25;9(10). Epub 2021 Oct 25.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

»: Pathology of the long head of the biceps tendon is a common source of shoulder pain and often occurs in combination with other shoulder disorders.

»: Nonsurgical management, including rest and activity modification, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections, is usually the first line of treatment.

»: Patients with symptoms that are refractory to nonsurgical management are indicated for biceps tenotomy or various tenodesis procedures. Read More

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October 2021

Subpectoral versus suprapectoral biceps tenodesis yields similar clinical outcomes: a systematic review.

J ISAKOS 2021 11 20;6(6):356-362. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Importance: Arthroscopic suprapectoral biceps tenodesis (ABT) and open subpectoral biceps tenodesis (OBT) are two surgical treatment options for relief of long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) pathology and superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) tears. There is insufficient knowledge regarding the clinical superiority of one technique over the other.

Objective: To systematically review the literature in order to compare the clinical outcomes and safety of ABT and OBT for treatment of LHBT or SLAP pathology. Read More

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November 2021

Technique description: Incisionless ultrasound-assisted biceps tenotomy in dogs.

Open Vet J 2021 01 22;10(4):457-464. Epub 2020 Dec 22.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, 11877 85th St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3R 1J3, Canada.

Background: Bicipital tendinitis and/or tendinopathy is a common cause of forelimb lameness in dogs, particularly in larger and more active patients. Although conservative treatment aimed at resolving discomfort and preserving the tendon remains the primary therapeutic goal, in certain cases it is necessary to surgically transect the tendon to eliminate pain and lameness. Transection of the tendon can be performed by open arthrotomy, arthroscopically, or percutaneously using a scalpel blade. Read More

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January 2021

Measurements of Tendon Movement Within the Bicipital Groove After Suprapectoral Intra-articular Biceps Tenodesis in a Cadaveric Model.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Jan 21;9(1):2325967120977538. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Background: Lesions of the long head of the biceps can be successfully treated with biceps tenotomy or tenodesis when surgical management is elected. The advantage of a tenodesis is that it prevents the potential development of a cosmetic deformity or cramping muscle pain. Proponents of a subpectoral tenodesis believe that "groove pain" may remain a problem after suprapectoral tenodesis as a result of persistent motion of the tendon within the bicipital groove. Read More

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January 2021

Management of muscle trigger points causing subacromial pain using dry needling technique - a case report.

J Pak Med Assoc 2020 Dec;70(12(A)):2270-2272

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Lahore, Pakistan.

We present a case of a 22-year-old university sportsman who presented at a private hospital in Lahore in December 2018 with complaint of severe pain in the anterolateral aspect of the right shoulder after playing cricket. On palpation, greater tubercle of the right shoulder was found to be tender along with the muscle belly of supraspinatus. A muscle trigger point was identified during palpation, while painful arc was also present on abduction. Read More

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December 2020

The Shoulder Joint and Common Abnormalities.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2021 Mar 11;51(2):323-341. Epub 2021 Jan 11.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nexus Veterinary Bone & Joint Center, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA. Electronic address:

The shoulder is a complex joint composed mostly of static and dynamic capsuloligamentous structures and plays an important role in forelimb lameness. Its complex anatomy and biomechanics necessitate thorough examination and diagnostic work-up for accurate diagnosis. This article provides an updated review of common canine shoulder pathologies, including osteochondrosis, bicipital and supraspinatus tendinopathies, infraspinatus contracture, medial shoulder syndrome, and luxation. Read More

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Bicipital groove cross-sectional area on ultrasonography: Does a correlation to intra-articular tendon pathology exist?

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2021 02 14;107(1):102747. Epub 2020 Dec 14.

Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal; Hospital da Luz, Lisboa, Portugal.

Background: The etiology and relevance of long head of biceps tendon (LHBT) pathology is debated. As it can have important therapeutic consequences and physical examination can be misleading, various morphologic parameters have been described to try to predict it.

Hypothesis: We hypothesized that bicipital groove cross-sectional area (CSA), as assessed by ultrasonography, could be related to intra-articular tendon pathology. Read More

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February 2021

All-Arthroscopic Long Head of the Biceps Transfer: An Optional Technique for Soft-Tissue Biceps Tenodesis.

Arthrosc Tech 2020 May 10;9(5):e611-e615. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.

Proximal tendinopathy of the long head of the biceps (LHB) is a common shoulder problem that requires surgical intervention, especially in patients with concomitant rotator cuff tears. The comparative results of biceps tenotomy and biceps tenodesis are still doubtful; both techniques show good to excellent results in terms of postoperative pain and functional outcomes. The described technique-all-arthroscopic LHB transfer-is an optional biceps tenodesis technique using all-arthroscopic soft-tissue tenodesis and arthroscopic suturing of the LHB to the short head of the biceps and coracoacromial ligament combined with release of the LHB from the bicipital groove. Read More

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Suprapectoral versus subpectoral tenodesis for Long Head Biceps Brachii tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2020 Jun 24;106(4):693-700. Epub 2020 May 24.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, P.O.Box 95500, 1090HM, Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

Background: Suprapectoral long head biceps (LHB) tenodesis and subpectoral LHB tenodesis are both commonly performed surgical procedures. Due to the more proximal position of the suprapectoral tenodesis site this technique may be accompanied with more postoperative pain in the bicipital groove and cramping pain in the biceps muscle. We hypothesized that subpectoral tenodesis is associated with a better clinical outcome than suprapectoral tenodesis. Read More

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Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis of the Shoulder: Indications and Technique Options.

Arthroscopy 2020 09 20;36(9):2352-2353. Epub 2020 Apr 20.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

Subpectoral biceps tenodesis of the shoulder may be a useful tool that can address a wide range of disorders in the setting of pathology of the long head of the biceps tendon. Primary indications include (1) zone 2 or zone 3 tendon pathology and (2) failed previous proximal tendon tenodesis. Secondary indications include (1) an overhead athlete or thrower, (2) chronic tendinopathy, and (3) surgeon preference. Read More

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September 2020

Dose-Response Relationship between Physical Workload and Specific Shoulder Diseases-A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 02 14;17(4). Epub 2020 Feb 14.

Division of Occupational Health, Department of Occupational Safety and Environment, Regional Government of South Hesse, 65197 Wiesbaden, Germany.

Several epidemiological studies have found an association between shoulder-loaded work activities and specific shoulder diseases. No study has derived the dose-response relationship and resulting doubling dose, important for the recognition of occupational diseases. This systematic review is an update of the van der Molen et al. Read More

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February 2020

Surgical treatment for long head of the biceps tendinopathy: a network meta-analysis.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2020 Jun 6;29(6):1289-1295. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Surgical options for pathology affecting the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) include tenotomy and tenodesis, both of which can be performed with a variety of fixation methods. This study aimed to compare surgical treatment options for LHBT lesions using a network meta-analysis of published clinical studies.

Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Read More

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7-T clinical MRI of the shoulder in patients with suspected lesions of the rotator cuff.

Eur Radiol Exp 2020 02 7;4(1):10. Epub 2020 Feb 7.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45147, Essen, Germany.

Background: To evaluate feasibility and diagnostic performance of clinical 7-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the shoulder.

Methods: Eight patients with suspected lesions of the rotator cuff underwent 7-T MRI before arthroscopy. Image quality was scored for artifacts, B inhomogeneities, and assessability of anatomical structures. Read More

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February 2020

Ultrasound-guided versus palpation-guided corticosteroid injections for tendinosis of the long head of the biceps: A randomized comparative study.

Skeletal Radiol 2020 Apr 12;49(4):585-591. Epub 2019 Nov 12.

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.

Purpose: To compare accuracy, patient discomfort, and clinical outcome of ultrasound-guided versus palpation-guided corticosteroid injections to the bicipital groove in patients with long head of biceps (LHB) tendinosis.

Materials And Methods: Forty-four patients with primary LHB tendinosis were randomized into two groups (group A, n = 22; group B, n = 22). All patients underwent treatment with a single corticosteroid injection to the bicipital groove. Read More

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Novel implant-free loop Tenodesis vs. simple Tenotomy of the long biceps tendon - a biomechanical investigation.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2019 Nov 9;20(1):522. Epub 2019 Nov 9.

Clinic of Trauma Surgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

Background: Simple tenotomy and anchor tenodesis are commonly used in treatment of long biceps tendon (LHB) pathologies. The tenotomy can result in biceps distalization or cosmetic deformities. A novel loop Tenodesis Technique (LTD) could prevent a distalization of the biceps muscle without the risk of implant associated complications. Read More

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November 2019

Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests directed to the long head of biceps tendon in a surgical population: a combination of old and new tests.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2019 Dec 6;28(12):2272-2278. Epub 2019 Sep 6.

Department of Orthopaedics, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal.

Background: Our objective was to examine the clinical utility of old and new clinical tests directed to the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) and to quantify the importance of proper test interpretation.

Methods: A consecutive 65 patients scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery were selected. Before surgery, 5 clinical tests were performed: Speed, Yergason, upper cut, biceps resisted flexion (BRF), and modified BRF (mBRF) using a dumbbell. Read More

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December 2019

The surgical treatment of the long head of biceps tendon and the autotenodesis phenomenon: an ultrasound and arthroscopic study.

Folia Morphol (Warsz) 2020 26;79(2):395-401. Epub 2019 Aug 26.

Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma, District Hospital, Torun, Poland.

Background: Open or mini-invasive operative procedures are methods of choice in the treatment of the advanced degenerative process of tendinopathy of long head of biceps tendon (LHBT). Cosmetic arm deformity and fatigue are the main complaints after the surgery. Researchers have noticed that in some cases the typical cosmetic deformity is often barely noticeable and the pain is significantly reduced as it occurs after spontaneous LHBT rupture due to extremely advanced tendinopathy. Read More

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CT arthrography of the intra-articular long head of biceps tendon: Diagnostic performance outside the labral-bicipital complex.

Diagn Interv Imaging 2019 Jul - Aug;100(7-8):437-444. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Service d'imagerie Guilloz, hôpital central, centre hospitalier universitaire de Nancy, 29, avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 54035 Nancy, France.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the performance of CT arthrography for the diagnosis of intra-articular long head of biceps (LHB) tendon intrinsic lesions using arthroscopy findings as standard of reference.

Material And Methods: CT arthrography studies of 98 patients (55 men, 43 women; mean age 54.8±12. Read More

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January 2020

Atypical calcific tendinitis involving the long biceps tendon: A rare cause of hemiplegic shoulder pain.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2019 ;32(2):355-359

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Daegu Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.

Background And Objective: Calcific tendinitis is commonly found in the rotator cuff; however, it is very rare in the long biceps tendon (LBT). Furthermore, calcific tendinitis involving the LBT in the hemiplegic shoulder after a stroke has not been previously reported.

Materials And Method: We present a case of a 63-year-old man who suffers from a stroke and atypical calcific tendinitis involving the LBT as a rare cause of hemiplegic shoulder pain. Read More

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Treatment of individuals with chronic bicipital tendinopathy using dry needling, eccentric-concentric exercise and stretching; a case series.

Physiother Theory Pract 2020 Mar 22;36(3):397-407. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA.

: To describe the outcomes of 10 patients with chronic biceps tendinopathy treated by physical therapy with the novel approach of dry needling (DN), eccentric-concentric exercise (ECE), and stretching of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT). : Ten individuals reporting chronic anterior shoulder symptoms (> 3 months), pain with palpation of the LHBT, and positive results on a combination of tests including active shoulder flexion, Speed's, Hawkins Kennedy, Neer, and Yergason's tests participated in this case series. Validated self-reported outcome measures including the mean numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) and Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) were taken at baseline. Read More

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Editorial Commentary: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You… for Demonstrating Histologic Evidence of Shoulder Bicipital Tunnel Disease in the Absence of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings.

Samuel A Taylor

Arthroscopy 2018 06;34(6):1797-1798

New York, New York.

Bicipital tunnel disease is often unvisualized during standard diagnostic arthroscopy. Histolopathologic evidence of disease may be present even in the absence of magnetic resonance imaging findings. Surgical decision making is multifactorial. Read More

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Common Soft Tissue Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders.

Prim Care 2018 Jun;45(2):289-303

Rheumatology Fellowship, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA.

Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain disorders are common in the primary care setting. Early recognition and diagnosis of these syndromes minimizes patient pain and disability. This article gives a brief overview of the most common soft tissue musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Read More

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