Background: Distal biceps tendon rupture occurs more often in middle-aged male population, involving the dominant arm. In this retrospective study, it's been described the occurrence of the most frequent adverse events and the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing surgical repair of distal biceps tendon rupture with the modified Morrey's double-incision approach, to determine better indications for patients with acute tendon injury. Methods: Sixty-three patients with acute distal biceps tendon rupture treated with a modified double-incision technique between 2003 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated at a mean 24 months of follow-up. Clinical evaluation including range of motion (ROM) and isometric strength recovery compared to the healthy contralateral side assessment, together with documentation of nerve injury, was performed. Patients were asked to answer DASH, OES and MEPS scores. Results: The ROM recovery showed excellent results compared to the healthy contralateral side. The reported major complications included: one case of proximal radio-ulnar synostosis, 3 cases of posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) palsy and one case of a-traumatic tendon re-rupture. Concerning minor complications, intermittent pain, ROM deficiency < 30° in flexion/extension and pronation/supination, isometric flexion strength deficiency < 30% and isometric supination strength deficiency < 60%, lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve (LACBN) injury, were observed. The average DASH score was 8.5; the average OES was 41.5 and the MEPS was 96.3. Conclusion: The Morrey modified double-incision technique finds its indication in young and active patients if performed within 2 weeks from injury. If performed by experienced surgeons, the advantages can exceed the drawbacks of possible complications.

Distal biceps tendon rupture: Advantages and drawbacks of the anatomical reinsertion with a modified double incision approach 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1103 Clinical Sciences / Tarallo, L.; Lombardi, M.; Zambianchi, F.; Giorgini, A.; Catani, F.. - In: BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS. - ISSN 1471-2474. - 19:1(2018), pp. 1-10. [10.1186/s12891-018-2278-1]

Distal biceps tendon rupture: Advantages and drawbacks of the anatomical reinsertion with a modified double incision approach 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1103 Clinical Sciences

Tarallo, L.
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Zambianchi, F.;Giorgini, A.;Catani, F.
2018

Abstract

Background: Distal biceps tendon rupture occurs more often in middle-aged male population, involving the dominant arm. In this retrospective study, it's been described the occurrence of the most frequent adverse events and the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing surgical repair of distal biceps tendon rupture with the modified Morrey's double-incision approach, to determine better indications for patients with acute tendon injury. Methods: Sixty-three patients with acute distal biceps tendon rupture treated with a modified double-incision technique between 2003 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated at a mean 24 months of follow-up. Clinical evaluation including range of motion (ROM) and isometric strength recovery compared to the healthy contralateral side assessment, together with documentation of nerve injury, was performed. Patients were asked to answer DASH, OES and MEPS scores. Results: The ROM recovery showed excellent results compared to the healthy contralateral side. The reported major complications included: one case of proximal radio-ulnar synostosis, 3 cases of posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) palsy and one case of a-traumatic tendon re-rupture. Concerning minor complications, intermittent pain, ROM deficiency < 30° in flexion/extension and pronation/supination, isometric flexion strength deficiency < 30% and isometric supination strength deficiency < 60%, lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve (LACBN) injury, were observed. The average DASH score was 8.5; the average OES was 41.5 and the MEPS was 96.3. Conclusion: The Morrey modified double-incision technique finds its indication in young and active patients if performed within 2 weeks from injury. If performed by experienced surgeons, the advantages can exceed the drawbacks of possible complications.
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Distal biceps tendon rupture: Advantages and drawbacks of the anatomical reinsertion with a modified double incision approach 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1103 Clinical Sciences / Tarallo, L.; Lombardi, M.; Zambianchi, F.; Giorgini, A.; Catani, F.. - In: BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS. - ISSN 1471-2474. - 19:1(2018), pp. 1-10. [10.1186/s12891-018-2278-1]
Tarallo, L.; Lombardi, M.; Zambianchi, F.; Giorgini, A.; Catani, F.
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