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Prospective Biceps Study

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by:
West Penn Allegheny Health System Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted

The primary goal of this study is to determine if surgical repair of the distal biceps fully restores the supination strength of the forearm. Secondarily, the investigators want to examine the insertion site location of the tendon and determine if it correlates with the patients' functional outcome as determined by Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH), Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAPS), and isometric supination torque testing.

Condition Intervention
Biceps Tendon Rupture
Procedure: Distal Biceps Re-Insertion Surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Biceps Study

Further study details as provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:

Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Distal Biceps Ruptures Procedure: Distal Biceps Re-Insertion Surgery
Surgical Repair of the Distal Biceps Tendon


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients who have received primary distal biceps repair by Dr. Schmidt


Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary distal biceps repair with endobutton

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any ipsilateral wrist, forearm, or elbow condition
  • any contraindication to having an MRI
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01317719

United States, Pennsylvania
Allegheny Imaging of McCandless
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Principal Investigator: Christopher C Schmidt, MD WPAHS
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Allegheny Singular Research Institute Identifier: NCT01317719     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC-5159
Study First Received: March 16, 2011
Last Updated: March 16, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:
Rupture of Distal Bicep Tendon

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on November 23, 2014