Distal biceps brachii tendon repair

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

For post-operative review in orthopaedics clinic.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Bony tunnel with endobutton in the region of the radial tuberosity in keeping with a distal biceps brachii tendon repair. 

Case Discussion

  • distal biceps brachii tendon rupture are uncommon, accounting for ~3% of biceps tendon injuries
  • repair (as above) using an Endobutton repair is gaining popularity due to decreased post-operative complications such as nerve damage and radio-ulnar syntosis
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Case Information

rID: 31708
Case created: 22nd Oct 2014
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
Tag: elbow
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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