Triceps Tendon Rupture at The Elbow

The triceps is the large muscle in the back of the arm which is primarily responsible for extension (straightening) of the elbow. It is important for power tasks such as performing a bench press or a pushup, or even simple everyday tasks like straightening the elbow to hold an object overhead. Ruptures of this large powerful muscle and tendon are extremely rare, but may happen if a large flexion force is applied right as the triceps is contracting to resist this force (such as during a fall).

Triceps Tendon Rupture and Surgical Repair

Repair of Triceps Tendon (warning: may contain graphic material)

 

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