Reconstruction of posterior interosseous nerve injury following biceps tendon repair: Case report and cadaveric study

David B. Mokhtee, Justin M. Brown, Susan E. Mackinnon, Thomas H. Tung

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Abstract

Surgical repair of distal biceps tendon rupture is a technically challenging procedure that has the potential for devastating and permanently disabling complications. We report two cases of posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) injury following successful biceps tendon repair utilizing both the single-incision and two-incision approaches. We also describe our technique of posterior interosseous nerve repair using a medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve graft (MABC) and a new approach to the terminal branches of the posterior interosseous nerve that makes this reconstruction possible. Finally, we advocate consideration for identification of the posterior interosseous nerve prior to reattachment of the biceps tendon to the radial tuberosity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-139
Number of pages6
JournalHand
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Biceps tendon repair
  • Nerve graft
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Posterior interosseous nerve
  • Radial nerve

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