Distal Biceps Repair

Surgical Technique

Distal biceps rupture, often a result of sudden extension of a flexed elbow, may result in pain and swelling for the patient along with weakened elbow flexion and forearm supination. Both single and two-incision distal biceps repair techniques have been shown to be effective at restoring elbow strength1,2, commonly performed using an interference device, suture anchor, or button.

TruShot™ with Y-Knot®

  • All-in-one delivery system eliminates unnecessary steps and extra time
  • Unique shallow anchor deployment technology allows for shallow 10mm tunnel

  • Strong fixation with less bone removal and no hard anchors left behind

GraftMax™ Adjustable Loop Button

  • Maximum Fixation3
  • Maximum Graft Fill4
  • Maximum Reproducibility5


Clinical Resources

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1Greenberg JA, Fernandez JJ, Wang T, Turner C. EndoButton Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2009;12:484-490.

2Chillemi C, Marinelli M, De Cupis V. Rupture of the distal biceps brachii tendon: conservative treatment versus anatomic reinsertion—clinical and radiological evaluation after 2 years. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2007;127:705-708.


 This material provides information regarding how to use CONMED medical devices and instruments in surgical procedures.  Although reviewed by physicians it is not medical advice and each surgeon should use their own professional judgment before using to treat a particular patient.  Surgeons should be trained in the use of such devices before surgery and should always refer to the product labeling including the Instructions for Use before using any medical device.

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