Partial tears of the triceps tendon or complete ruptures typically occur in a traumatic fall onto the arm or in players who participate in sports such as weight lifting and football. These tears are rare in the general population, but factors such as steroid use, metabolic disorders and olecranon bursitis can increase the risk of this injury. Proper diagnosis of the severity are accomplished with a discussion about the patient's symptoms, activities and medical history along with other diagnostic tools including x-rays and MRI.
- See also:
- Triceps Procedure