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[Late reconstruction of distal biceps tendon rupture with fascia lata graft and Mitek anchors]

T Herren & Vilijam Zdravkovic

abstract Ruptures of the distal biceps tendon are rare but well documented. A technique for reinserting the distal biceps tendon into the radial tuberosity with two Mitek anchors and a fascia lata graft is presented and illustrated by a case report. Ectopic ossification as a complication after the procedure is discussed as well as the final outcome. It could be concluded that late reconstruction of the distal biceps tendon rupture with fascia lata and Mitek anchors is a safe procedure that can be advocated in a restricted number of cases where acute injury has been overlooked.
   
citation Herren T, Zdravkovic V. [Late reconstruction of distal biceps tendon rupture with fascia lata graft and Mitek anchors]. Unfallchirurg 2004; 107:236-8.
   
type journal paper/review (Translation2::getLang(): unknown language "". Use Translation2::setLang() to set a default language.)
date of publishing 3-2004
journal title Unfallchirurg (107/3)
ISSN print 0177-5537
pages 236-8
PubMed 14999373
DOI 10.1007/s00113-004-0739-5