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Repair of chronic distal biceps tendon ruptures using autologous hamstring graft and the Endobutton.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15570233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to report the results of anatomic repair for chronic distal biceps tendon ruptures by use of a semitendinosus autograft with the Endobutton. All 9 patients were satisfied with their outcome (mean, 8.0 on a visual analog scale ranging from 1-10) and were able to return to their jobs. The mean pain score was 0.5, and the postoperative flexion arc was from 3 degrees to 147 degrees, with supination to 75 degrees and pronation to 62 degrees. The mean Mayo Clinic Elbow Score was 96.3 (range, 85-100). Cybex testing was carried out on 1 patient, demonstrating a marked improvement in supination strength. This technique yields good results with a high degree of patient satisfaction and no complications. An advantage of the technique is the concept of prefabrication, allowing the graft to be sutured to the biceps outside the wound and locked onto the radial tuberosity with the Endobutton.
Peter Hallam; Gregory I Bain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1058-2746     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-30     Completed Date:  2005-03-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Arm Injuries / surgery*
Chronic Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Rejection
Graft Survival
Injury Severity Score
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / transplantation*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
Recovery of Function
Risk Assessment
Rupture / surgery
Sampling Studies
Tendon Injuries / diagnosis,  surgery*
Transplantation, Autologous
Treatment Outcome

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