Proximal Biceps Tendon Tear: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: aka tear of the Long Head of the Biceps (brachii). The tendon of the long head passes along the intratubercular groove of the humerus into the joint capsule at the head of the humerus, and attaches to the scapula at the supraglenoid tubercle.
Physical exam tends to be of limited specificity, as many times Rotator Cuff Tear elicits positive tests.
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