Quantitative MSK ultrasound of long head of biceps brachii

The association with a supraspinatus tendon full thickness tear

Rotator cuff deficiency increases superior translation of the humeral head in relation to the glenoid fossa, causing the the long head of the biceps brachii tendon (LHBT), a humeral head depressor, to be subject to overuse injury. Next to this, the LHBT passes through the anterior-superior portion of the rotator cuff tendons, the most prevalent site for tears. Among all the biceps pathology concomitant with torn rotator cuffs, tendinopathy is the most common. Clinical symptoms and physical examinations have shown poor sensitivity for detecting biceps tendinopathy and MSK ultrasound hasbeen recommended as the first-line diagnostic image modality.


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