Triceps tendinopathy is the least common tendon injury of the elbow, and most commonly presents as rupture.
There is a male predominance 1.
Triceps tendinopathy can range from tendinosis through to complete rupture 1,2.
Rupture most commonly occurs at the osteotendinous junction. Rupture also appears to be more common than partial tears/rupture (which are more common medially) and tendinosis 2.
- diabetes mellitus 1
- hypoparathyroidism 1
- hyperparathyroidism 2
- olecranon bursitis 2
- steroid injections 2
See main article: tendinopathy.
- 1. Taylor SA, Hannafin JA. Evaluation and management of elbow tendinopathy. (2012) Sports health. 4 (5): 384-93. doi:10.1177/1941738112454651 - Pubmed
- 2. Oliver Donaldson, Nicola Vannet, Taco Gosens, Rohit Kulkarni. Tendinopathies Around the Elbow Part 2: Medial Elbow, Distal Biceps and Triceps Tendinopathies:. (2014) Shoulder & Elbow. 6 (1): 47-56. doi:10.1111/sae.12022 - Pubmed