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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 920685, 3 pages
Case Report

Bilateral and Simultaneous Rupture of the Triceps Tendon in a Patient without Predisposing Factors

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1329 SW 16th Street, P.O. Box 100186, Gainesville, FL 32610-0186, USA

Received 1 September 2012; Accepted 20 September 2012

Academic Editors: M. Akin and A. K. Exadaktylos

Copyright © 2012 Bobby Desai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Tendon rupture is typically associated with predisposing features including renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, and connective tissue elastosis. We present a case in which none of these risk factors is present and in a completely healthy patient. To our knowledge, this has never been reported in the literature.