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Bicep Tendon Rupture

The biceps is a "Y" shaped muscle, which has two attachments in the shoulder and one attachment at the elbow. At the shoulder, the long head of the biceps attaches to the bottom of the glenoid fossa (shoulder socket), while the short head attaches to the coracoid process, a bony protrusion on the front of the shoulder blade. With these attachments, the biceps can assist other muscles with reaching the arm overhead. Its lower (distal) attachment, below the elbow, attaches with one tendon to the radius of the forearm. This attachment allows for the elbow to bend and for the forearm to turn palm up. [more...]

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