Allograft Reconstruction of Chronic Ruptures of the Distal Biceps Tendon

  • Claudius D. Jarrett
  • Loukia K. Papatheodorou
  • Dean G. Sotereanos


Surgical intervention can successfully treat chronic distal biceps ruptures when conservative management fails. If inadequate tissue quality prevents primary repair, tendon reconstruction should be pursued. Tendon allograft remains a viable alternative to autograft for reconstruction and avoids donor site morbidity. Studies have documented significant improvement in flexion and supination strength that approaches the uninjured contralateral limb following distal biceps tendon reconstruction.


Chronic biceps rupture Tendon reconstruction Achilles allograft Complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudius D. Jarrett
    • 1
  • Loukia K. Papatheodorou
    • 2
  • Dean G. Sotereanos
    • 2
  1. 1.Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wilmington Health AssociatesWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh, Orthopaedic Specialist—UPMCPittsburghUSA

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