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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2005 October;56(5):383-92

Copyright © 2005 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Contemporary management of distal biceps tendon injuries

Hunt T. R. 3rd

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Birmingham, AL, USA


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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.

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