52-year-old-male with posterior elbow pain and swelling
Pain triceps tendon tear.
Long- and short-axis fat- and water-weighted images were performed.
- The medial collateral ligament is intact. The common flexor tendon is normal.
- The radial collateral ligament is intact. The lateral ulnar collateral ligament is intact. 8mm undersurface partial-thickness tear of the proximal common extensor tendon consistent with clinical lateral epicondylitis.
- Biceps and brachialis tendons are normal.
- Full-thickness tear of the distal triceps tendon from the olecranon with 3cm of retraction. The distal tendon is thickened and edematous. Associated grade 2 muscular strain of the distal triceps muscle with crimping of muscle fibers and edema. No well-defined intramuscular hematoma.
- The cubital tunnel and ulnar nerve are normal.
- No bony fracture or contusion to suggest elbow dislocation.
- Full-thickness tear of the distal triceps tendon with 3cm of retraction and associated grade 2 muscular strain of the distal triceps muscle.
- 8mm undersurface partial-thickness tear of the proximal common extensor tendon consistent with lateral epicondylitis.
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