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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:255 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #3287
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Acute distal biceps tendon rupture: improved flexion strength with double-incision repair

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OrthoEvidence. Acute distal biceps tendon rupture: improved flexion strength with double-incision repair. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):255. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/3287

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Single Versus Double-Incision Technique for the Repair of Acute Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jul 3;94(13):1166-74

Contributing Authors: R Grewal GS Athwal JC Macdermid KJ Faber DS Drosdowech R El-Hawary GJ King

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Dr. Ruby Grewal discuss her findings comparing single versus double-incision repair of acute distal biceps tendon ruptures.


91 male patients with acute distal biceps tendon ruptures were randomized to undergo surgical treatment either with a single or double-incision technique. The primary outcome was pain and function based on the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) elbow score. Results indicated that the two techniques resulted in comparable improvements of the ASES. However, there was a 10% advantage in flex...

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