The rate and reporting of fracture after biceps tenodesis: A systematic review

Hailey P. Huddleston, Joey S. Kurtzman, Samuel Gedailovich, Steven M. Koehler, William R. Aibinder

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Background: The purpose of this systematic review was to (1) define the cumulative humerus fracture rate after BT and (2) compare how often fracture rate was reported compared to other complications. Methods: A systematic review was performed using the PRISMA guidelines. Results: 39 studies reported complications and 30 reported no complications. Of the 39 studies that reported complications, 5 studies reported fracture after BT (n = 669, cumulative incidence of 0.53%). The overall non-fracture complication rate was 12.9%. Discussion: Due to the relatively high incidence of fracture, surgeons should ensure that this complication is disclosed to patients undergoing BT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-85
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Complications
  • Humeral fracture
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder dislocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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