Repair of acute distal biceps tendon rupture


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Acute distal biceps rupture i.e. it had been ripped off the bone of the forearm

The rupture is shown on an MRI scan

A two incision approach was used. The cut over the front of the elbow and the back of the forearm are marked with dotted lines

The cut on the front of the elbow is started

The ruptured (torn) end of the biceps tendon has been found and is displayed

The cut at the back of the forearm has been made and the cut started in the muscle

The site of attachment of the biceps tendon (the bicipital tuberosity) has been exposed

A hole has been made in the bone for reattachment of the tendon with strong stitches. The patient returned to full sport and work by 2 months




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