The X-Pulley technique for subpectoral long head of the biceps tenodesis using all-suture anchors

Paolo Consigliere, Shadi Salamat, Nardeen Kader, Mohamed Imam, Abhilash Gowda, A Ali Narvani

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Abstract

Subpectoral long head of the biceps tenodesis is gaining popularity as a technique for treating patients with various pathologies of the tendon or its anchor to the superior labrum. It has the added advantage of addressing bicipital groove pathologies. Various techniques for performing it have been described, but none is without problems. We present a modification of the previously described techniques that involves 2 all-suture anchors and offers the added advantage of a reduced risk of fracture without sacrificing the biomechanical strength of the construct. We also believe that it may potentiate healing by providing an adequate surface contact area between the tendon and bone with a minimal risk of damage to the tendon and neurovascular structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e189-e197
Number of pages9
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume8
Issue number2
Early online date28 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

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