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Biceps Tear or Injury

Introduction to Biceps Tears or Injuries

The biceps muscle goes from the shoulder to the elbow on the front of the arm. Two separate tendons connect the upper part of the biceps muscle to the shoulder, the long head tendon and the short head tendon.  The long head of the biceps connects the biceps muscle to the top of the shoulder socket, the glenoid.  The long head of the biceps tendon runs within the bicipital groove.   The short head of the biceps connects on the corocoid process of the scapula.  The lower biceps tendon is called the distal biceps tendon and it attaches to the radial tuberosity in the forearm.  The biceps is most commonly injured at the long head and more rarely it can be injured at the distal biceps tendon.  Depending on where it is injured and the finding depends on how the injury needs to be treated.

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This diagram shows the basic anatomy of the biceps tendon in the arm.

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Dr. Mazoch treats a variety of shoulder injuries.  Each patient’s situation and circumstances are unique and an individualized approach to management of each condition is paramount to success. Below is an abbreviated list of the conditions he treats.  Some have a unique page dedicated to them.  Click on the links for more information or call the Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge at 225-766-0050 to make an appointment.  Additionally you can request an appointment online.  We strive to make same day or next day appointments whenever possible.

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Non-operative management of Rotator Cuff Pain
    • Acute Tears
    • Chronic Tears
    • Tendinitis
    • Strains
  • Shoulder Arthritis
    • Non-operative management of Shoulder Arthritis
    • Total Shoulder Replacement / Arthroplasty
    • Reversed Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Shoulder Dislocations and Instability
    • Acute First Time Dislocations
    • Chonic Dislocations
    • Recurrent Instability
    • Repeat Dislocators
  • SLAP tear and Overhead Athletes
    • Throwers Shoulder
    • Little League Shoulder
    • Internal Impingement
    • Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD)
    • Biceps Issues
    • Partial Thickness Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Bankhart Lesions
    • Anterior Labral Tears
    • Posterior Labral Tears
    • Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior tears (SLAP tears)
    • Combined or Multi-directional Instability
  • Shoulder Impingement, Bursitis, Tendinitis
    • Subacromial Spurring and Impingement
    • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
    • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arthrofibrosis
    • Shoulder Pain
  • Acromioclaviclar Joint Disease (AC joint disease)
    • AC joint seperations (Shoulder Separations)
    • AC joint arthritis
    • Distal clavicle injuries or fractures
    • Coracoclaviclar Injuries
  • Fractures about the Shoulder
    • Proximal Humerus Fractures
    • Humeral Shaft Fractures
    • Fracture of the Acromiom
    • Glenoid Fractures
    • Scapula Fractures

Please note the above list is not comprehensive.  If you have a question about your unique problem or condition don’t hesitate to call 225-766-0050 or make an appointment online to get more information.

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