Arthroscopic extra-articular suprapectoral biceps tenodesis with knotless suture anchor


Tenodesis of the long head of the biceps tendon is a frequently performed procedure during shoulder arthroscopy. Various open and arthroscopic techniques have been described with comparable outcomes and complication rates. We describe a simple, knotless, arthroscopic extra-articular biceps tenodesis technique using a 4.5-mm knotless anchor. This technique avoids the complications associated with open tenodesis surgery while still removing the diseased biceps tendon from the bicipital groove. The benefits from knotless suture anchor include no requirement of arthroscopic knot tying and no risk of the knot irritation under the coracoid and coracoacromial ligament.

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Demonstrate arthroscopic extra-articular suprapectoral biceps tenodesis with knotless suture anchor. The patient was in the beach chair position and the right shoulder was operated (MP4 209574 kb)

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Kongmalai, P. Arthroscopic extra-articular suprapectoral biceps tenodesis with knotless suture anchor. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 29, 493–497 (2019).

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  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Suprapectoral biceps tenodesis
  • Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis
  • Tension free biceps tenodesis
  • Hidden biceps lesion
  • Knotless suture anchor