Surgical treatment of triceps tendon tears
What is it about?
The standard trans-osseous (bone tunnel) repair has been used for decades. The use of anchors to repair triceps tendon tears has gained popularity. There are no large scale studies comparing the two repair techniques. We compared the complication rates between these two techniques in 184 cases
Why is it important?
This is the largest series of surgical management of triceps ruptures in the literature. We found that the trans-osseous (bone tunnel) repair had a significantly higher re-rupture (re-tear) and re-operation rates. In addition, patients in the anchor group were released from medical care 1 month sooner than the trans-osseous group. Although it was not statistically significant, the trans-osseous group also had a higher infection rate.
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