Long head of biceps tendinopathy

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Biceps tendon can be examined both with MRI of the shoulder or Ultrasound of the shoulder.

Ultrasound findings

The findings on ultrasound indicating tendinopathy are the same as with other tendons:

  • fluid in the tendon sheath (note: it communicates with the shoulder joint and is therefore non-specific)
  • thickening or thinning of the tendon
  • irregularity of the tendon borders
  • absence of the normal fibrillary appearance (note: beware anisotropy)
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