Traumatic Laceration of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii from a Displaced Surgical Neck Fracture of the Humerus: Case Report


This case report identifies a traumatic laceration of the long head of the biceps brachii associated with a displaced surgical neck fracture of the humerus in a 37-year-old woman who sustained a fall while skiing. At the time of surgery, the tendon was found sharply divided and repaired primarily. The fracture was fixed with a proximal humeral blade plate. Followup revealed nearly full glenohumeral motion and a functional biceps muscle by 4 months. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 20(4):252–254,2011)

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Jaehon M. Kim, MD1 and Jesse B. Jupiter, MD2