Systematic Reviews
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World J Orthop. Jun 18, 2017; 8(6): 507-513
Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.507
Distal triceps injuries (including snapping triceps): A systematic review of the literature
Kimberley Shuttlewood, James Beazley, Christopher D Smith
Kimberley Shuttlewood, James Beazley, Christopher D Smith, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Shuttlewood K literature review and contribution to script; Beazley J contribution to script; Smith CD contribution to script.
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Correspondence to: Christopher D Smith, Shoulder and Elbow Consultant, PEOC, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW, United Kingdom. christophersmith3@nhs.net
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Received: January 28, 2017
Peer-review started: February 9, 2017
First decision: March 27, 2017
Revised: May 3, 2017
Accepted: May 8, 2017
Article in press: May 19, 2017
Published online: June 18, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: The anatomy, demographics, associations and mechanisms of triceps injuries are presented from the evidence base in the literature. Partial thickness tears and snapping triceps can be difficult to diagnose and appropriate assessment and imaging is essential. The surgical management available in the literature is presented for these uncommon injuries.