Kadir Ertem, Nurzat Elmalı, Hacı Bostan, O Arslan Bora

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medicine Faculty of İnönü University

Keywords: Accidents, traffic; fracture fixation, internal; humeral fractures/surgery; rupture/diagnosis/surgery; shoulder/injuries; tendons, para-articular/injuries.


A proximal rupture of the long head of the biceps brachii tendon was detected in a 36-year-old male patient who had an outdoor automobile accident. The rupture was caused by a surgical neck fracture of the left humerus. After fixation of the fracture, the tendon was primarily repaired. Six months after surgery, functional results were very good. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such an injury in any age group.