Surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon rupture: a case report

Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery. 2017;2(2):94-98 DOI 10.25083/2559.5555.22.9498

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery

ISSN: 2559-5555 (Online)

Publisher: Digital ProScholar Media

Society/Institution: Digital ProScolar media

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Cristina N. Cozma (Carol Davila University, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bucharest, Romania )
Laura Raducu (Carol Davila University, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bucharest, Romania )
Carmen F. Caramitru (Prof. Dr. Agrippa Ionescu Emergency Clinical Hospital, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bucharest, Romania)
Razvan I. Olaru (Prof. Dr. Agrippa Ionescu Emergency Clinical Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, Bucharest, Romania)
Cristian R. Jecan (Carol Davila University, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bucharest, Romania )

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Objectives. Distal biceps tendon rupture affects the functional upperextremity movement, impairing supination and flexion strength. According to age, profession and additional risks treatment might be nonoperative or surgical. Methods. We describe the case of a 43 years old male patient who sustained an injury to his right distal biceps and was diagnosed with acute right distal biceps rupture. Surgical treatment was decided and biceps tendon was reinserted to the radius tuberosity using a combination of a cortical button fixation associated with an interference screw. Results. Postoperative functional result was favorable with no complications and with no movement limitation after one month. Conclusions. When possible, distal biceps tendon repair should be realized surgically because this permits restoring of the muscle strength to near normal levels with no loss of motion. Nerve complications are common; therefore the surgery should be realized by experienced upper extremity surgeons.