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.
|Title of host publication||Surgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Distal biceps tendon rupture
- Hamstring graft
- Brachialis transfer