Heterotopic Ossification After Single-Incision Distal Biceps Tendon Repair With an EndoButton


Heterotopic ossification is rarely encountered following repair of a distal biceps tendon by an anterior approach. Although much less common than with a classic two-incision approach, a review of the literature demonstrates that heterotopic ossification may still occur following anterior single incision techniques. We describe only the second reported case to our knowledge of symptomatic heterotopic ossification following repair of a distal biceps tendon rupture with an EndoButton. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 20(3):198–201, 2011)

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Mark T. Dillon, MD, and Daniel J. Lepore, PA-C