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Hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures: Biceps tenodesis reduces shoulder pain

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May 2013

Hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures: Biceps tenodesis reduces shoulder pain

Vol: 2| Issue: 4| Number:4| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Proximal humeral fractures treated with hemiarthroplasty: Does tenodesis of the long head of the biceps improve results?

Injury. 2013 Apr;44(4):461-4. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.09.012. Epub 2012 Oct 11.

Contributing Authors:
OA Soliman WM Koptan

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Synopsis

45 patients undergoing hemiarthroplasty for fractures of the proximal humerus were randomized to have their long head of the biceps (LHB) left intact (group 1) or to receive tenodesis (group 2). At a mean follow-up of 25.1 (group 1) or 22.6 months (group 2), the Constant score was significantly higher in group 2 than in group 1. There was also a significantly smaller proportion of patients in grou...

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