Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 11

Simple Technique for Repair of Avulsed Distal Biceps Tendon through One Approach. Case Series and Literature Review

Ahmed Refaat Khamis*

Consultant Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Benha University Hospital, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Ahmed Refaat Khamis, Consultant Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Benha University Hospital, Egypt.

Received: September 26, 2020; Published: October 16, 2020

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Abstract

Introduction: Acute disruption of the distal biceps tendon is a rare injury that occurs due to eccentric contraction force on the elbow. Several techniques for reattachment of the avulsed tendon were described in the literature but no one had proved utmost efficiency over the other techniques. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of a simple technique for reattaching the tendon.

Methods: This is a retrospective evaluation of the use of a combined simple two fixation methods through a single anterior approach in 9 patients aiming to avoid the possible difficulties and complications reported with the other techniques.

Results: Were evaluated with the Mayo elbow score and showed 6 excellent cases (66.6%), 2 good (22.2%) and one fair (11.1%). Good and comparable results to the other fixation techniques were also obtained with minimal complications.

Conclusion: The described simple combined fixation of avulsed distal biceps tendon by two anchors and trans-osseous tunnel through one anterior approach is an easy reproducible technique with minimal complications.

Keywords: Avulsion; Distal Biceps; Suture Anchors; Trans-osseous Suture

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Citation: Ahmed Refaat Khamis. “Simple Technique for Repair of Avulsed Distal Biceps Tendon through One Approach. Case Series and Literature Review".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.11 (2020): 24-32.




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