Biceps Rupture Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 10, 2018
  • Author: Gary L Branch, DO; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is biceps rupture?

What is the anatomy relative to biceps rupture?

How is biceps rupture diagnosed and treated?

What is the pathophysiology of biceps rupture?

What is the prevalence of biceps rupture in the US?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with biceps rupture?

What is the racial predilection of biceps rupture?

What are sexual predilections of biceps rupture?

Which age groups are at highest risk for biceps rupture?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of biceps rupture?

Which physical findings are characteristic of biceps rupture?

What causes proximal biceps rupture?

What causes biceps rupture?

Where do most biceps rupture occur?

DDX

Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of biceps rupture?

What are the differential diagnoses for Biceps Rupture?

Workup

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of biceps rupture?

What is the role of radiography in the diagnosis of biceps rupture?

What is the role of arthrography in the diagnosis of biceps rupture?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of biceps rupture?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of biceps rupture?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of biceps rupture?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of biceps rupture?

What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of biceps rupture?

How is biceps rupture treated?

What is included in the surgical treatment of biceps rupture?

What is the efficacy of surgery for the treatment of biceps rupture?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with biceps rupture?

Medications

What medications are used in the treatment of biceps rupture?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Biceps Rupture?

Follow-up

What is included in outpatient care for biceps rupture?

What are the indications for inpatient rehabilitation of biceps rupture?

How is biceps rupture prevented?

What are the possible complications of biceps rupture?

What is the prognosis of biceps rupture?

What is included in patient education about biceps rupture?