Posterior dislocation of the long head biceps tendon: a case report, specific radiographic finding, and review of the literature
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Posterior dislocation of the long head of the biceps tendon uncommonly occurs with traumatic shoulder injury. The diagnosis is almost always associated with anterior shoulder dislocation which often cannot be reduced. We present a case of traumatic posterior dislocation of the long head of the biceps tendon with no reported history of shoulder dislocation, but instead a rare and specific radiographic finding. The imaging features are described, the relevant literature reviewed, and salient features discussed.
KeywordsPosterior dislocation of the long head of the biceps tendon Biceps tendon injuries Shoulder dislocation
Peter Moreau: primary manuscript author, manuscript design, literature review, data acquisition, provided initial draft and revisions, corresponding author.
Michael Bresler: initial concept, editing/revision of the manuscript.
Benjamin Goldberg: editing/revision of the manuscript, orthopedic clinical expertise, provided the arthroscopic image.
Winnie A Mar: initial concept, editing/revision of the manuscript, principal mentor to the first author.
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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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