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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2013; 4(2): 98-99
Published online Apr 18, 2013. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i2.98
Best approach for the repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures
Izaäk F Kodde, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal
Izaäk F Kodde, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal, Department of Orthopaedics, Upper Limb Unit, Amphia Hospital, 4800 RK Breda, The Netherlands
Author contributions: All authors had substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published.
Correspondence to: Dr. Izaäk F Kodde, Department of Orthopaedics, Upper Limb Unit, Amphia Hospital, Molengracht 21, PO Box 90158, 4800 RK Breda, The Netherlands. if.kodde@hotmail.com
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Received: November 26, 2012
Revised: February 28, 2013
Accepted: March 22, 2013
Published online: April 18, 2013
Core Tip

Core tip: The preferred treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures is by operative repair. However, the best approach for repair (single vs double incision) is still subject of debate. Despite the fact that this article currently presents the highest level of evidence for the surgical repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures, we have some comments on the study that might be interesting to discuss. We think that some of the results and conclusions presented in this study need to be interpreted in the light of these comments.