13 March 2017

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This biceps tenodesis shoulder technique animation was developed under the guidance of Dr James Fleischli.  

The goal of this technique is to provide a simple, robust and reproducible technique for biceps tenodesis that may offer distinct advantages while reducing complications when compared to Interference Screw techniques. 

There are 4 primary advantages to using the Cinch Loop Biceps Tenodesis technique:
• Similar biomechanical performance to Interference Screw (IS) technique 1,2,3,4
• Minimizes damage to biceps tendon 1,2
• May reduce complications associated with IS techniques 2,3
• Can be performed using standard devices and portals 1

1. Shon MS, Koh KH, Lim TK, Lee SW, Park YE, Yoo JC. Arthroscopic Suture Anchor Tenodesis: Loop-Suture Technique. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2013;2(2):e105-e110. doi:10.1016/j.eats.2012.12.003. 
2. Chiang, Florence L. et al. Biomechanical Comparison of All-Suture Anchor Fixation and Interference Screw Technique for Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis. Arthroscopy. 2016;32:1247-1252 
3. Baleani, M., Francesconi, D., Zani, L., Giannini, S., & Snyder, S. J. (2015). Suprapectoral biceps tenodesis: A biomechanical comparison of a new "soft anchor" tenodesis technique versus interference screw biceps tendon fixation. Clinical Biomechanics,30(2), 188-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.12.001 
4. Patzer T., Rundic J.M., Bobrowitsch E., Olender G.D., Hurschler C., Schofer M.D. Biomechanical comparison of arthroscopically performable techniques for suprapectoral biceps tenodesis. Arthroscopy. 2011;27:1036– 1047.