Lateral antebrachial cutaneous neuropathy following the long head of the biceps rupture

David M. Brogan, Allen T. Bishop, Robert J. Spinner, Alexander Y. Shin

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Lateral antebrachial cutaneous neuropathies present as purely sensory lesions, manifesting as elbow pain or dysesthetic pain over the lateral forearm. Classically, entrapment of the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve has been documented at the lateral edge of the biceps tendon as it exits the deep fascia in the antecubital fossa. We report a case of lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve traction neuritis, rather than entrapment, resulting from a rupture of the long head of the biceps. The biceps displaced the nerve laterally, resulting in sensory loss and severe allodynia. The patient's symptoms were relieved with proximal biceps tenodesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-676
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012



  • Distal biceps
  • lateral antebrachial cutaneous neuropathy
  • rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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