Operative therapie distaler bizepssehnenrupturen

Translated title of the contribution: Operative treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures

S. Siebenlist, K. Schmidt-Horlohé, R. Hoffmann, U. Stöckle, F. Elser

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Ruptures of the distal biceps tendon are rare injuries which nearly exclusively occur in middleaged men when eccentric load is applied to the flexed elbow. Operative treatment is supposed to be the most effective method to restore flexion and supination strength. However, there is a wide variety of potential surgical treatment methods. This article is aiming to present the anatomical, pathophysiological and epidemiological basics and to demonstrate the surgical techniques. Not only the approaches but also the differing fixation methods like bone tunnel fixation, endobutton- or suture anchor and interference screw are described in detail. Additionally, rehabilitation protocols and considerations concerning medical expertise are presented.

Translated title of the contributionOperative treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)477-488
Number of pages12
JournalZeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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