Distal biceps brachii tendon repair

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

For post-operative review in orthopedics clinic.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

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 is 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 synostosis

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