Isolated avulsion of the biceps femoris insertion-injury patterns and treatment options: a case report and literature review

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2007 Nov;127(9):777-80. doi: 10.1007/s00402-006-0216-4. Epub 2006 Sep 14.


Isolated avulsion of the biceps femoris tendon is a relatively rare condition. We report a case of a 43 year-old soccer player with a rupture of the biceps femoris tendon which occurred in a hyperextension of the knee. Based on this case, we discuss the literature referring to injury pattern and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Knee Injuries / surgery*
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / injuries*
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Soccer / injuries*
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*