Triceps Tendon Avulsion

This injury is considered in literature as the “least common of all tendon injuries”, and for this reason often misdiagnosed; I suggest always to pay attention when you find something calcific after a trauma, especially with ultrasound imaging.

Today I show you the case of complete triceps tendon avulsion occurred after a falling injury that had happened eight days back.

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Comparative examination between ultrasound scan and Sagittal T2w Mri Imaging (0.3 Tesla)

The X-ray examination still assumes great importance in this kind of injury.

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Sagittal T2w Mri exam (0.3 Tesla) and plain radiograph of the same patient.

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