Bifurcated Intraarticular Long Head of Biceps Tendon

Pandey, Vivek and Arora, Gaurav and Rao, Sripathi P (2014) Bifurcated Intraarticular Long Head of Biceps Tendon. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 48 (4). pp. 432-434.

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Abstract

Though rare, many anomalous origins of long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) have been reported in the literature. Anatomic variations commonly explained are a third humeral head, anomalous insertion, congenital absence and adherence to the rotator cuff. We report a rare case who underwent shoulder arthroscopy with impingement symptoms where in LHBT was found to be bifurcated with a part attached to superior labrum and the other part to the posterior capsule of joint. Furthermore, intraarticular portion of LHBT was adherent to the undersurface of the supraspinatus tendon. Awareness of such an anatomical aberration during the shoulder arthroscopy is of great importance as it can potentially avoid unnecessary confusion and surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anatomic variation; Arthroscopy; Bifurcated; Long head biceps brachii; Shoulder joint
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 05:19
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 05:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143003

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