Novel Operation of Snapping Biceps Femoris Tendon
28 August 2016
13 December 2016
01 February 2017 (eFirst)
Snapping biceps femoris tendon (BFT) over the fibular head is an uncommon cause of lateral knee pain. This study reports a case of nontraumatic painful snapping of the BFT due to a prominent fibular head that was persistent intraoperatively after fibular head resection. We describe a novel surgical technique of release of the anterior arm of the biceps tendon followed by soft tissue tenodesis to the popliteofibular ligament, as opposed to the remaining fibular head, to prevent iatrogenic fracture.