CHRONIC DISTAL BICEPS RUPTURE WITH SEVERE GAP
A CASE REPORT
Male 38 years old ruptured the distal tendon of the biceps during sudden heavy weightlifting. Initially treated conservatively (physical therapy) but after one year was not satisfied by the functional and the aesthetic result.
Autograft hamstrings, gracilis and semitendinosus tendons, used to reconstruct the biceps tendon, restoring the gap.
The hamstrings gives us the advantage of proper redistribution of double bundle hamstrings tendons traction forces on the stump, thus avoiding the application of great traction on a small area of the abutment.