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Distinguishing anterior shoulder pain caused by biceps tendon disorders as opposed to subacromial impingement can be difficult, as these two entities usually co-exist. Although there are some exam maneuvers, which attempt to isolate the biceps tendon, there is still a fair amount of overlap and the definitive diagnosis of isolated biceps tendon pathology is extremely […]

Biceps Tendon

Key Points

The long head of the biceps (LHB) originates at and around the supraglenoid tubercle. Although it is intra-articular, it is extrasynovial. Although acute ruptures of the LHB do occur, LHB ruptures are more commonly the result of chronic biceps tendonitis.

There is such a close association between subacromial impingement and biceps tendonitis that […]