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Online ISSN 1827-1707
Hunt T. R. 3rd
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Birmingham, AL, USA
Distal biceps tendon ruptures are being encountered with increased frequency, likely a result of our aging, yet active population. Innovative surgical techniques and fixation methods have expanded treatment options. New surgical approaches lessen the occurrence of complications, and allow earlier return of function. Patients can expect an excellent subjective and objective outcome following anatomic reinsertion. Strength and range of motion predictably return to preinjury levels. Based on the available data, it is clear that anatomic reinsertion of the ruptured tendon is the desired treatment for active, compliant patients with acute and subacute (less than 4 months) distal biceps disruptions.