II. Definition

  1. Biceps tendon dislocates from bicipital groove

III. Etiologies

  1. Tear in overlying subscapularis tendon
  2. Congenitally shallow groove
  3. Trauma in young patient
    1. Forceful external rotation and abduction of Shoulder

IV. Signs

  1. Palpable or audible snap on Shoulder Range of Motion

V. Course

  1. Frequent recurrences of subluxation
  2. Tenosynovitis develops
    1. Results in Shoulder Pain and stiffness

VI. Management

  1. Surgery to anchor biceps tendon in bicipital groove

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Ontology: Subluxation of long head of biceps (C0438447)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 202968002
English Subluxation, long head-biceps, Subluxation of long head of biceps, Subluxation of long head of biceps (disorder)
Spanish subluxación de la cabeza larga del músculo bíceps (trastorno), subluxación de la cabeza larga del músculo bíceps