Distal Biceps Tendon Tear
At the time of injury, a loud 'popping' sound may be heard, followed by severe pain at the affected elbow. Pain may subside after a week or two.
There may also be:
- Bruising and swelling at the elbow
- A large bulge near the shoulder (This is referred to as the "Popeye sign" after the muscled cartoon character. The bulge is actually the contracted biceps muscle).
- Weakness in bending the elbow.
4 August, 2012