The loop-the-loop stitch technique for long head of biceps tenodesis

  • S. E. AldridgeEmail author
  • M. Perko
  • G. N. Heilpern
  • G. H. Burrow
Technical Note


We present a simple, reproducible and quick method of securing the intra-articular portion of the long head of biceps in preparation for tenodesis. Securing the long head of biceps from the joint with per-tendinous suture or simple loop can result in loss of the tendon down the groove, which can be difficult to retrieve. Arthroscopic passage of the loop-the-loop suture provides dependable, reproducible control of the biceps, and can be prepared for tenodesis by whatever subsequent method.


Shoulder arthroscopy Biceps tenodesis Surgical technique 


Conflict of interest

No Funds were received in support of this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. Aldridge
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Perko
    • 1
  • G. N. Heilpern
    • 1
  • G. H. Burrow
    • 1
  1. 1.North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine CentreWollstonecraftAustralia

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