Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 77–80 | Cite as

Isolated long-head triceps brachii tendon avulsion in a surfer detected at MR imaging

  • P. D. CliffordEmail author
  • A. Posada
  • C. R. Hancock
Case Report


We report a case of a rare isolated avulsion of the long head of the triceps tendon detected at magnetic resonance (MR) examination occurring in a 35-year-old male surfer. Isolated long-head triceps tendon avulsions have rarely been reported and, to our knowledge, the MR findings have not previously been described in the world literature.


Triceps Tendon injuries Shoulder joint MR imaging Surfing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Applebaum Imaging CenterUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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