Tramer JS, Patel R, Kuhlmann NA, and Muh SJ. Simultaneous, Ipsilateral Distal Biceps and Distal Triceps Rupture in Healthy Weight Lifter: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect 2021; 11(3).
JBJS Case Connect
CASE: A 38-year-old weight lifter presented with a complete distal biceps rupture with retraction and a near complete ipsilateral distal triceps tear sustained during the bench press exercise. The tendons were fixed operatively using a simultaneous posterior and anterolateral approach to the elbow.
CONCLUSION: Simultaneous, ipsilateral distal biceps and distal triceps tendon injury is a rare occurrence that leads to significant functional loss. Repair of distal biceps rupture using a single-incision technique with a cortical button and distal triceps using a double-row suture anchor repair was successful in restoring functional anatomy to our patient.