bicipital groove


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Related to bicipital groove: lateral bicipital groove, Radial groove, supraspinatus

bicipital groove

[bīsip′ətəl]
Etymology: L, bis, twice, caput, head; D, groeve
a groove between the greater and lesser tubercles of the humerus for passage of the tendon of the long head of the biceps muscle.

bicipital groove

A valley on the proximal anterior surface of the humerus between the greater and lesser trochanters. The long tendon of the biceps slides along the bicipital groove.
Synonym: intertubercular groove, intertubercular sulcus
See also: groove
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Caption: Figure 2 The lower split portion of the subscapularis is reflected; the longitudinal part of the incision is taken inferiorly following the medial ridge of the bicipital groove.
MRI showed an incidental finding of splitting of the biceps tendon at the level of the bicipital groove and reattachment at 2 cm distal to the bifurcation.
A bone tunnel is created in the bicipital groove, and the tendon is fixed in place with an interference screw or cortical button under appropriate tension.
Bicipital groove orientation: considerations for the retroversion of a prosthesis in fractures of the proximal humerus.
Caption: Figure 3 Bicipital groove (inferiorly) and rotator interval (superiorly) outlined in blue marker prior to exposure.
The antero-medial suture anchor was placed 5 mm posterior to the bicipital groove, and the posterior-medial anchor was placed 12.
At this juncture, the tendon lies within the bicipital groove of the humeral head until it emerges on the anterior aspect of the proximal humeral shaft.