Wed, 15 April 2015
AJSM May 2015 Podcast: Distal Biceps Brachii Tendon Repairs: A Single-Incision Technique Using a Cortical Button With Interference Screw Versus a Double-Incision Technique Using Suture Fixation Through Bone Tunnels
Distal biceps brachii tendon repairs performed with a tension slide technique using a cortical button (CB) and interference screw are stronger than those based on suture fixation through bone tunnels (BTs) in biomechanical studies. However, clinical comparison of these 2 techniques is lacking in the literature. Both the single-incision CB and double-incision BT techniques provided excellent clinical results. Complications were more common in the single-incision CB group and most commonly involved paresthesias of the superficial radial nerve.