Endoscopic Management of Distal Biceps Tendon Pathology

Timothy Eves, Greg Bain, Joideep Phadnis

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Pathology of the distal biceps tendon (DBT) is relatively rare. It includes tendinosis, synovitis, bicipitoradial bursitis and tears of the DBT (complete or partial). Clinically distinguishing between these pathologies can be difficult when based on clinical examination and history alone. Imaging modalities have been shown to have poor sensitivity in distinguishing between some pathologies. Endoscopy occupies a niche role allowing direct visualization and examination in static and dynamic states. In addition to its diagnostic role, it allows therapeutic procedures to be performed.

Within the literature, two endoscopic techniques have been described; ‘endoscopic assisted’ and “all endoscopic.” These novel techniques and their therapeutic application continue to evolve.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArthroscopy and Endoscopy of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciple and Practice
EditorsTun Hing Lui
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-16-4142-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Distal biceps
  • Tendon
  • Rupture
  • Repair
  • Pathology
  • Endoscopy
  • Management


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