Long Head of Biceps Tendon: Current Concepts and Controversie

Volume 6 | Issue 2 | May-Aug 2018 | Page 3-6 | Sandesh Madi S, Vivek Pandey, Kiran Acharya, Prajwal Mane.

Authors: Sandesh Madi S [1], Vivek Pandey [1], Kiran Acharya [1], Prajwal Mane [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Sandesh Madi S,

Department of Orthopaedics,

Kasturba Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.



The peculiar anatomical location of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) and pathological changes with or without rotator cuff pathology has generated much interest for a long time which has subsequently resulted in contradictory results and controversies. This review highlights the evolution of changing concepts in understanding the role of LHBT in normal function, its pathology, clinical presentation,and management. The scope for future clinical studies in Biceps pathology is also briefly outlined.

Keywords: Biceps, tenotomy, tenodesis, shoulder, arthroscopy.


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How to Cite this article: Madi S S, Pandey V, Acharya K, Mane P. Long Head of Biceps Tendon: Current Concepts and Controversies. J Kar Orth Assoc. May-Aug 2018; 6(2): 3-6.

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