Distal Biceps Tendon Endoscopy

Josipa Petric, Deepak N. Bhatia, Joideep Phadnis, Gregory I. Bain

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The distal biceps tendon (DBT) is often involved in anterior elbow pain, and open or endoscopic surgery may be indicated as a solution for treatment of the biceps pathology. Comprised of short and long head tendons, the DBT inserts into the radial tuberosity. There are several pathologies including: tendinopathy and enthesopathy, bicipitoradial bursitis, and partial and complete tears. The development of biceps endoscopy has transformed the management of DBT pathology through several surgical techniques including a single portal technique, dry endoscopy for footprint repair, and all-endoscopic techniques. Correct portal placement and endoscopic reconstruction techniques require intricate knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the DBT as there are several major neurovascular structures in close proximity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTips and Techniques in Elbow Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
EditorsJoshua S. Dines, Roger van Riet, Christopher L. Camp , Teruhisa Mihata
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783031080807
ISBN (Print)9783031080791
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Distal biceps tendon
  • Endoscopy
  • Surgical techniques
  • Tendon repair


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