Biceps Tendon Rupture Attached to the bicep muscle is the bicep tendon, which runs from the elbow to shoulder. A tear of the bicep tendon can occur, with symptoms ranging from a gradual or sharp, sudden pain in the upper arm, bruising, tenderness, immobility, or weakness.
Sometimes, cubital tunnel syndrome results from abnormal bone growth in the elbow or from intense physical activity that increases pressure on the ulnar nerve. Baseball pitchers, for example, have an increased risk of cubital tunnel syndrome, because the twisting motion required to throw a slider can damage delicate ligaments in the elbow.
A distal biceps rupture occurs when the tendon attaching the biceps muscle to the elbow is torn from the bone. This injury occurs mainly in middle-aged men during heavy work or lifting. A distal biceps rupture is rare compared to ruptures where the top of the biceps connects at the shoulder.
Elbow surgery can be challenging, not only because the elbow is a relatively small and complex hinge joint, but also because next-generation arthritis drugs have created healthier patients who need longer lasting, more durable treatments, including joint replacement surgery.
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), first described by Runge in 1873, is a commonly encountered problem in orthopedic practice. It is an overuse injury involving the extensor muscles that originate on the lateral epicondylar region of the distal humerus.
Little leaguer’s elbow is an overuse condition seen in adolescent baseball player’s that can be a cause of pain located on the inside of the elbow. It's rare for an adolescent athlete with little leaguer’s elbow to require surgery and learn about your treatment options.