Avulsion of the triceps tendon in secondary hyperparathyroidism. A case report

Acta Orthop Scand. 1987 Aug;58(4):434-5. doi: 10.3109/17453678709146376.


We report a case of avulsion of the triceps brachii tendon in a patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism due to hemodialysis. A convulsion led to a stress rupture of the tendon, already weakened by degenerative changes. After surgical repair the patient regained nearly normal range of motion and strength.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arm
  • Humans
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Secondary / complications*
  • Male
  • Rupture
  • Seizures / complications*
  • Seizures / etiology
  • Tendon Injuries / etiology*
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery