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Distal Biceps Surgery

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Evolution of Distal Biceps Surgery

The key to a successful distal biceps tendon repair is to return the tendon to its native insertion at the biceps tuberosity. There exist multiple options to secure the tendon back to its foot print. Suture anchors are a device that pass suture through the tendon and then secure it to the surface of the bone.

Another option is to drill a hole through the tuberosity, pull the tendon through the hole and then place a screw through the whole over the tendon to prevent it from pulling out. Common complications include damage to the nerve that provides sensation to the lateral forearm and formation of abnormal bone between the radius and ulna which may limit range of motion.

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