Aparato Locomotor

VOL.19 Nº4, OCTUBRE/DICIEMBRE 2008

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Ruptures of the brachial biceps distal tendon

Fernández Fernández-Arroyo JM 1, Potti Cuervo J 2, Illana Alejandro C2,
Pastor Pérez L 3, Rodríguez Martínez de Bartolomé A4, Bayona Beriso S 3

Unidad de Cirugía de la Mano y Miembro Superior. Centro de Prevención y Rehabilitación. Hospital FREMAP.
Majadahonda (Madrid)

A review is made of the literature on ruptured distal brachial muscle tendon repair. This is an uncommon lesion, though the incidence has increased in the last decade by up to 10%, in relation to other risk factors such as steroid and nicotine use. Primary repair with anatomical reinsertion of the tendon in the bicipital radial tuberosity is the treatment of choice, and offers the best results in young and active individuals. In chronic rupture of the brachial biceps distal tendon affecting young individuals with an important functional demand or involved in active work or sports, the use of allografts is recommended in those situations where it is impossible to advance the distal stump of the brachial biceps to the bicipital tuberosity with the elbow in maximum 70º flexion.

Key words: M biceps brachii, tendon fixation.

Correspondencia:

P. J. Delgado Serrano
Unidad de Cirugía de la Mano y Miembro Superior Centro de Prevención y Rehabilitación.
Hospital FREMAP Carretera de Pozuelo, 61. 28220
Majadahonda (Madrid) pedrojose_delgado_serrano@fremap.es


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