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Simultaneous Bilateral Biceps Tendon Rupture

A Case Report with Practical Sonographic Diagnosis

Babaei-Ghazani, Arash MD; Eftekhar-Sadat, Bina MD; Ghabili, Kamyar MD

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: February 2015 - Volume 94 - Issue 2 - p e13–e18
doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000169
Case Reports

ABSTRACT Simultaneous bilateral complete tear of the biceps tendons is a rare clinical entity with challenging treatment approaches. Current diagnostic imaging of rupture of the biceps tendon has reverted to magnetic resonance imaging; however, in the recent years, sonography has been widely used in musculoskeletal practice. The authors present a case of simultaneous bilateral biceps tendon rupture diagnosed on the basis of fundamental sonographic findings of the torn biceps tendons.

From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (AB-G); and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center (BE-S) and Medical Philosophy and History Research Center (KG), Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

All correspondence and requests for reprints should be addressed to: Bina Eftekhar-Sadat, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Daneshagh Street, Tabriz, Eastern Azerbaijan, Iran.

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