Biceps pulley

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Amir Rezaee et al.

The biceps pulley is a capsuloligamentous complex that stabilizes the long head of biceps tendon within the bicipital groove. It comprises the coracohumeral ligament, superior glenohumeral ligament, and distal attachment of the subscapularis tendon. It is located within the rotator interval between the anterior edge of the supraspinatus tendon and the superior edge of the subscapularis tendon.  

Related pathology

Pathologic conditions associated with biceps pulley include:

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

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Article information

rID: 44508
Section: Anatomy
Tag: case, ref
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Biceps brachii pulley
  • Long head of biceps pulley
  • LHBT pulley

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