J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2022 Mar 22. Epub 2022 Mar 22.
Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, Farmington, CT, USA; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, USA; Bone & Joint Institute, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA.
Background: Partial tears of the distal biceps tendon can be difficult to diagnose based on clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Methods: Patients from a single surgeon's practice from 2000 to 2018 with a partial distal biceps tendon tear were retrospectively reviewed to determine the utility of the distal biceps palpation-rotation test in the detection of partial tears. This test is performed by palpating the bicipital tuberosity at the lateral forearm while ranging the forearm from supination to pronation with the arm adducted at the patient's side and the elbow flexed to 90°. Read More