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dc.contributor.authorBain, G.en
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, L.en
dc.contributor.authorTurner, P.en
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationSports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 2008; 16(3):154-161en
dc.identifier.issn1062-8592en
dc.identifier.issn1538-1951en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/47751-
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.en
dc.description.abstractPartial rupture of the distal biceps tendon exhibits features similar to that of complete disruption, including acute antecubital pain, weakness of elbow flexion, and forearm supination, and differs only in the fact that the biceps tendon is still palpable in the partial rupture. There are 2 etiologies, first acute traumatic (such as a sudden eccentric contracture) and second, chronic degenerative tendon disease. For accurate diagnosis, a high index of suspicion must be employed. Initial investigations should include plain x-ray and a magnetic resonance scan. Partial tears <50% may be treated with nonoperative management or with surgical debridement of the surrounding synovitis. Tears >50% should be treated with division of the remaining tendon and surgical repair of the entire tendon as a single unit. Surgical endoscopy provides the ability to further quantify the extent of a distal biceps tear and to treat with debridement. This technique, however, should only be used in experienced hands.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBain, Gregory I.; Johnson, Luke J.; Turner, Perry C.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen
dc.subjectMuscle, Skeletal; Elbow Joint; Humans; Tendon Injuries; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Ultrasonography, Doppler; Arthroscopy; Range of Motion, Articular; Prognosis; Treatment Outcome; Orthopedic Procedures; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Injury Severity Score; Risk Assessment; Female; Male; Suture Anchorsen
dc.titleTreatment of partial distal biceps tendon tearsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020082169en
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/JSA.0b013e318183eb60en
dc.identifier.pubid42309-
pubs.library.collectionOrthopaedics and Trauma publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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