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No difference between biceps tenotomy and tenodesis in terms of pain or function

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January 2020

No difference between biceps tenotomy and tenodesis in terms of pain or function

Vol: 9| Issue: 1| Number:23| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Biceps tenotomy has earlier pain relief compared to biceps tenodesis: a randomized prospective study

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.2019;27(12):4032-4037.

Contributing Authors:
ES Belay JR Wittstein GE Garrigues TE Lassiter M Scribani RD Goldner CA Bean

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Synopsis

Biceps tenotomy and tenodesis are two techniques to deal with long head biceps tendon pathology. Tenodesis has the benefit of theoretically superior cosmesis, though pain and squeaking at the docking site are potential complications. On the other hand, tenotomy is a simpler technique, albeit with risk of "Popeye" deformity. The authors randomized 34 patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy to rece...

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