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Partial rupture of the distal biceps tendon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11517369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on 7 cases of partial rupture of the distal biceps tendon. The mean patient age was 52 years (range, 38-58 years). There were 5 men and 2 women. The dominant arm was affected in all 7 patients. Pain was the chief complaint in all patients. Immobilization and physiotherapy were attempted in all patients, and 4 had at least 1 local steroid injection. No patient improved from the conservative treatment. All patients eventually underwent surgical debridement and reattachment of the biceps tendon with use of a 1-incision technique with suture anchors. After a mean follow-up of 31 months (range, 25-44 months), all patients reported a significant decrease in their pain. No complications were noted.
D G Vardakas; D S Musgrave; S E Varitimidis; F Goebel; D G Sotereanos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1058-2746     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:    2001 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-22     Completed Date:  2001-09-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arm Injuries / drug therapy,  pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pain / etiology*,  therapy
Steroids / therapeutic use
Suture Techniques
Tendon Injuries / drug therapy,  pathology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
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