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Clin Sports Med. 2016 Jan;35(1):19-27. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2015.08.003. Epub 2015 Sep 26.

Injuries to the Biceps Pulley.

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1
Deutsches Schulterzentrum, ATOS Clinic Munich, Effnerstraße 38, Munich 81925, Germany; Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany. Electronic address: martetschlaeger@atos-muenchen.de.
2
Deutsches Schulterzentrum, ATOS Clinic Munich, Effnerstraße 38, Munich 81925, Germany; Department of Traumatology and Sports Injuries, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria.
3
Deutsches Schulterzentrum, ATOS Clinic Munich, Effnerstraße 38, Munich 81925, Germany.

Abstract

The biceps reflection pulley is a soft tissue sling that stabilizes the long head of the biceps tendon (LHB) before it enters the bicipital groove. Injuries to the biceps pulley and related instability of the LHB are common diagnoses in patients with anterior shoulder pain. This article summarizes the current concepts for treatment of injuries to the biceps pulley. Clinical and radiological presentation, arthroscopic assessment, and current treatment options are outlined.

KEYWORDS:

Biceps instability; Biceps reflection pulley; Biceps tendon injuries; Pulley lesions

PMID:
26614466
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2015.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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