Simultaneous bilateral distal biceps tendon rupture during a preacher curl exercise: A case report

Andrew S. Rokito, Ilya Iofin

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Abstract

Complete rupture of the distal biceps tendon is a rare injury, the overwhelming majority occurring in the dominant arm of males during the fourth to sixth decades of life. Simultaneous bilateral rupture of the distal biceps tendon is an extremely rare occurrence, with only three cases reported in the literature. This unusual injury occurred in a recreational weightlifter during a preacher curl exercise. In this particular case, a 6-week delay in presentation necessitated a staged procedure in which a primary repair was feasible in one elbow, while reconstruction using allograft tissue was required in the contralateral elbow. Satisfactory results for both elbows were achieved, with return to weightlifting by one year following surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases
Volume66
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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