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Proximal biceps rupture: management of an unusual injury in an arm wrestler
  1. D A Pratt,
  2. T D Tennent
  1. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 D A Pratt
 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, 67 Water Lane, London E15 4NL, UK; iamekin1{at}aol.com

Abstract

Arm wrestling may cause unusual injuries, which may require operative repair in the sporting individual. Injury to the proximal biceps as a consequence of arm wrestling has not been reported previously. The diagnosis and treatment of a 36-year-old man who sustained a proximal biceps rupture while arm wrestling and his operative management are described.

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Informed consent was obtained for publication of the person’s details in this report.

  • Published Online First 19 January 2007

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