Proximal Biceps Rupture

A proximal biceps rupture is a tear in the biceps tendon at its attachment to the shoulder. It is usually caused due a degenerative process that occurs in older individuals with the fraying of the tendon that occurs over a period of time and culminates with complete tearing away of the tendon from the bone. There may be a popping sound or a snap accompanied with pain at the site of the proximal biceps rupture. The condition may be diagnosed by physical examination, x-rays, or MRI scans, and relieved with rest and pain medication. In severe cases, surgical repair of the biceps tendon may be recommended.

Affiliations
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Saint Barnabas Medical Center Morristown Medical Center Wayne Surgical Center Elite Surgical Center