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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
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|St. Louis University|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Christopher Kim, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||St. Louis University|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Bicep Tendinitis, Biceps; Tenosynovitis, Biceps Tendon Disorder|
Biceps tenodesis is a commonly performed procedure in shoulder surgery. In many cases, it is performed in conjunction with a rotator cuff repair. Currently, biceps tenodesis is performed in many different ways depending on surgeon preference. First, the location of the tenodesis can vary, as surgeons may prefer a suprapectoral or subpectoral tenodesis location. In addition, the tenodesis fixation technique can also vary, as surgeons have the option to use a screw or suture anchor to perform the tenodesis. There have been numerous studies comparing these various techniques, including suprapectoral versus subpectoral techniques and screw versus suture anchor techniques. None of these studies have been conclusive, and there continues to be controversy as to the best technique. The current study will compare two techniques of subpectoral biceps tenodesis. Specifically, we will compare tenodesis using a suture anchor versus a technique where the tendon is simply sutured to the pectoralis major tendon. The latter technique has been previously described and published.
Active Comparator: Suture Anchor Technique (SA)
If randomized to this group, the patient will receive an open subpectoral long head of biceps tenodesis technique whereby the long head of biceps is re-attached to the humerus using an FDA-approved suture anchor (SA) device for the suture anchor technique. The device to be used will be the Mitek Super Quick Anchor.
Active Comparator: Pectoralis Major Technique (PMT)
If randomized to this group, the patient will receive an open subpectoral long head of biceps tenodesis technique whereby the long head of biceps is re-attached by suturing the biceps tendon into the pectoralis major tendon.
Procedure: - Long head of Biceps Tenodesis
Patients will be randomized into two different groups to compare biceps tenodesis techniques
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