Surgical treatment of acute biceps tendon ruptures with a suture anchor.

Published online: Dec 27 1993

E Verhaven, J Huylebroek, W Van Nieuwenhuysen, and J Van Overschelde.

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology, Aalsters Stedelijk Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium.


Fixation of acute proximal and distal biceps tendon ruptures can be facilitated by the use of suture anchors. Originally designed for open Bankart procedures, suture anchors provide adequate fixation for soft tissue healing, limit the extent of dissection, reduce the incidence of frozen shoulder and damage to neurovascular structures and allow early postoperative rehabilitation. Four consecutive patients were successfully treated by this method with a minimum follow-up period of 1 year.