Surgical repair of chronic distal biceps tendon rupture

Gregory Bain, Tendai Mwaturura

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Chronic distal biceps tendon ruptures are characterized by retraction and scarring. Direct repair requires debridement and mobilization of the tendon and muscle and may result in a flexion deformity, which resolves over 1–2 months. If the tendon cannot be repaired directly, grafting or tendon transfer can be used. Direct repair, autograft reconstruction, and brachialis transfer are described in this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Chronic
  • Distal biceps tendon rupture
  • Tear
  • Repair
  • Hamstring graft
  • Brachialis transfer


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