Distal Biceps Tendon Repair

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Evolution of Distal Biceps Tendon Repair

Suspensory cortical buttons are also another option to secure the tendon. These devices function by placing a metallic device through a hole drilled in the radial tuberosity. The metal “button” is secured to the tendon edge by suture and passed through the hole in the radius. Once it reaches the other side of the radius, the “button” is flipped so it cannot pass back through the drill hole, effectively securing the tendon back to the bone.

Studies have shown that this specific type of fixation has the highest load to failure, meaning it can withstand the most force without the repair failing of all repair techniques.

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