CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · The Journal of Knee Surgery Reports 2016; 02(01): e11-e16
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1598013
Case Report
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Novel Operation of Snapping Biceps Femoris Tendon

Stephen Flores
1   Department of Sports Medicine, The Orthopedic Clinic Association, Phoenix, Arizona
David Hartigan
2   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
Karan A. Patel
2   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
Justin Roberts
3   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Anikar Chhabra
2   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Publication History

28 August 2016

13 December 2016

Publication Date:
01 February 2017 (online)


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.

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