A distal biceps rupture occurs when the tendon attaching the biceps muscle to the elbow is torn from the bone. This injury occurs mainly in middle-aged men during heavy work or lifting. A distal biceps rupture is rare compared to ruptures where the top of the biceps connects at the shoulder.
Elbow Tendonitis, as the term implies, is an inflammation of tendon tissue. It can involve several tendons throughout the body. When it occurs around the elbow it is often called “tennis elbow” (the outer side of the elbow) or “golfer’s elbow”.
Olecranon Bursitis is a common injury characterized by a lump at the tip of the elbow. The name olecranon refers to the part of the ulna (one of the forearm bones) which is located at the tip of the elbow and bursitis refers to an inflamed bursa.