An article published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery shows that allowing patients access to full range of motion following subpectoral biceps tenodesis may lead to improved outcomes and function. 

Researchers conducted a retrospective outcome study involving 105 patients who underwent open subpectoral biceps tenodesis with an interference screw and bicortical suture button, all of whom had no postoperative restrictions. Overall, 98 patients were available for final follow-up at an average of 3.5 years. Two failures (2.2 percent) occurred at five and nine weeks after surgery and four patients underwent additional surgery unrelated to the original procedure. Outcome scores reflected high levels of function, including the Short Form 12 (SF-12) Physical Component Score (mean, 51.5); SF-12 Mental Component Score (mean, 54.7); American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons total score (mean, 89.4); and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score (mean, 11.3). Read the abstract...

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