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Rupture or avulsion of the distal triceps tendon is one of the least common tendon injuries. The most common clinical presentation of the injury is avulsion from the olecranon. The diagnosis of acute triceps tendon rupture may be missed and this can result in prolonged disability.Various factors can alter the structural integrity of the triceps tendon and decrease its load capacity; however, ruptures can occur spontaneously in patients with healthy tissue and no predisposing conditions. The principal mechanism of triceps tendon injury is falling on an outstretched hand, although direct posterior force on the elbow and weightlifting are also common injury mechanisms. We report the case of a 42-year-old man with isolated triceps rupture treated by an open surgical repair technique involving the use of bone suture anchors...

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