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2023 Jan 20

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res

Primary repair of acute versus chronic ruptures of the distal biceps tendon. Comparison of functional results in a case-control study.


In the event of a rupture of the distal tendon of the biceps brachii, most authors recommend early reinsertion to recover optimal elbow function. However, these ruptures are not always diagnosed or promptly referred to surgeons, thus creating a delay in treatment. Studies reporting functional results in cases of chronic repair (greater than 21 days) of the distal biceps brachii tendon show an increased rate of complications.