Both single and two-incision distal biceps repair techniques have been shown to be effective at restoring elbow strength1,2
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. Repair techniques are commonly performed using an interference device, suture anchor, or button.
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1 Greenberg JA, Fernandez JJ, Wang T, Turner C. EndoButton Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2009;12:484-490.
2 Chillemi 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.