J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2008 Oct;43(5):655-658. 10.4055/jkoa.2008.43.5.655.

Isolated Medial Dislocation of the Long Head of the Biceps without Rotator Cuff Tear: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. bkc@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Medial subluxation or dislocation of the long head of the biceps is often linked to rotator cuff tear, especially a tear of the subscapularis tendon. Isolated medial dislocation of the long head of the biceps without rotator cuff tear is extremely rare. There has been only one published report of an isolated dislocation of the long head of the biceps with intact subscapularis and supraspinatus tendons after traumatic posterior dislocation, by tear of the rotator interval. We report a case of isolated medial dislocation of the long head of the biceps without rotator cuff tear and include a review of the literature.

Keyword

Long head of biceps; Rotator cuff; Medial dislocation

MeSH Terms

Dislocations
Head
Rotator Cuff
Tendons
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