Distal biceps pathology is a common cause of pain and weakness in athletes, and the spectrum of pathology ranges from tendinosis to high-grade tears or complete ruptures. The tendon insertion is difficult to examine and palpate precisely due to long anatomical course that spans various layers in the arm and forearm. Clinical evaluation of the distal biceps tendon should involve assessment of the region spanning the lower arm and the upper forearm. Special tests for tendon integrity should be used in combination to evaluate the DBT and the bicipital aponeurosis. In-clinic sonography is an excellent tool to supplement the diagnosis of partial and complete tears and should be used whenever feasible.
|Title of host publication||The Art of the Musculoskeletal Physical Exam|
|Editors||John G. Lane, Alberto Gobbi, João Espregueira-Mendes, Camila Cohen Kaleka|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
- Distal biceps tendon