BALTIMORE — Researchers found high complication rates associated with distal biceps tendon tears repaired with a single-incision technique, according to study results presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2012, here.
“Our overall complication rate was 58% with most common complication being transient sensory nerve dysfunction,” presenter Leslie Bisson, MD, said. “These tend to resolve in 6 to 9 months in all the patients we could verify and there is no association of complications with tourniquet use or hardware. Workers’ compensation, although it had a higher percentage of complications, was not statistically significant. We did find fewer complications when the surgery was performed within the first 2 weeks of injury.”More »