Journal article

Distal biceps tendon anatomy: A cadaveric study

MHA Eames, GI Bain, QA Fogg, RP van Riet

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The anatomy of the distal biceps tendon and aponeurosis has not been studied in detail. METHODS: Seventeen cadaver elbows were dissected with loupe magnification to identify the details of the distal biceps tendon and the lacertus fibrosus. RESULTS: In ten of the seventeen specimens, the distal biceps tendon was in two distinct parts, each a continuation of the long and short heads of the muscle. The remaining seven specimens showed interdigitation of the muscle distally. The tendon continued from each muscle belly. The short head inserted distal to the radial tuberosity and was positioned to be a more powerful flexor of the elbow, while the tendon of the long head inserted on th..

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