Anatomie und Ätiologie von SLAP- und Bizeps-Pulley-Läsionen

Translated title of the contribution: Anatomy and etiology of SLAP and biceps pulley lesions

Sepp Braun, Matthias J. Feucht, Andreas B. Imhoff

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Lesions of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHB) and the biceps reflection pulley (BRP) are frequently seen as source of anterosuperior shoulder pain in clinical routine. Thorough acknowledgement of the anatomy and it's normal variants allows an accurate diagnosis. Moreover consideration of potential etiopathogenetic mechanisms can guide proper identification of concomitant injuries of the adjacent anatomic structures, e.g. the subscapularis and supraspinatus tendons and the rotator interval. This is particularly true for lesions of the BRP, which are usually not seen as isolated tears. The LHB itself is in most cases injured at the very origin as so called SLAP lesions that can occur either due to micro- or macrotrauma. The intraarticular portion of the LHB is frequently seen with degenerative changes.

Translated title of the contributionAnatomy and etiology of SLAP and biceps pulley lesions
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalObere Extremitat
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


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