All-Arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis

Rueben Nair, Cynthia A. Kahlenberg*, Ronak M. Patel, Michael Knesek, Michael A. Terry

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Biceps tenodesis is a common treatment for pathology of the long head of the biceps tendon. Several authors have described various arthroscopic and open techniques for biceps tenodesis. Open techniques have been associated with complications such as wound infection and nerve injury. Previously described arthroscopic techniques have placed the tenodesis site within the bicipital groove, which may lead to persistent pain. We describe an all-arthroscopic suprapectoral biceps tenodesis technique that places the tenodesis site distal to the bicipital groove. This technique potentially avoids the complications associated with open tenodesis surgery while still removing the biceps tendon from the bicipital groove.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e855-e861
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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