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Biceps Tendon Rupture

Basics Description The biceps tendon can rupture proximally near the shoulder or distally near the elbow. Most ruptures occur proximally. Proximally, the biceps helps depress and stabilize the humeral head, whereas distally it is the primary supinator of the forearm and assists in elbow flexion. Epidemiology Incidence Typically occurs in males >40 years old […]

Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis

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Basics Description The AC joint can become a source of pain in the shoulder, often because of degenerative osteoarthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, or distal clavicle osteolysis. Diagnosing problems of the AC joint: Best diagnosed with pain on palpation, reproduction of pain with cross-body adduction, and diagnostic injections Plain radiographs, especially the Zanca view, or […]