Biceps Tendon Rupture at Elbow
A ruptured biceps tendon occurs when the long head of the biceps muscle is pulled from its attachment in the shoulder or at the elbow. This often happens in older adults with a long history of shoulder impingement. Often, the injury is the result of a trivial event such as lifting a heavy item or an episode of a jerking motion while the biceps is flexed. It is uncommon in young adults unless they are active in weight lifting or throwing sports such as baseball.