A 22-year-old man sustained complete transection of his right distal biceps femoris tendon by a hockey skate. He experienced persistent pain and disability, symptoms of peroneal neuritis, and an inability to return to hockey. At 3-months postinjury, he underwent biceps femoris repair and peroneal neurolysis. At 9-months postoperatively, the patient returned to full activity and played a full season collegiate hockey.
Isolated distal biceps femoris transection is rare and may be associated with peroneal neuritis. Primary repair and peroneal neurolysis is a viable treatment option (even 3 months postinjury), with satisfactory outcomes and full return to high-level activity.
1Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Garfield Heights, Ohio
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Investigation performed at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center, Garfield Heights, Ohio and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
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