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Volume:5 Issue:6 Number:21 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9706
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

COA2017: Higher flexion strength with tenodesis vs tenotomy at 6mo; no differences observed at 1yr

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Biceps tenodesis versus tenotomy in treatment of lesions of long head of biceps brachii in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Contributing Authors: PB Macdonald S McRae G Stranges R Mascarenhas J Dubberley P Lapner J Old M. Nassar

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


56 patients with a lesion of the long head of the biceps tendon were randomized to either arthroscopic tenodesis or tenotomy. Patients were assessed for patient-reported function, incidences of cramping, cosmetic deformity, and flexion & supination strength over a 12-month follow-up. The primary outcome of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, as well as secondary outcomes of the ...

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