Biceps tendinopathy and superior labrum anterior posterior lesions are a common source of shoulder pain and disability and can be effectively treated with biceps tenodesis. There are a variety of open and arthroscopic tenodesis techniques, but no one technique has demonstrated superiority. Arthroscopic techniques often disregard the extra-articular portions of the biceps tendon as a potential source of pain. Open techniques address this concern; however, they can be associated with wound complications, increased blood loss, nerve injury, and disruptions to surgical workflow. Here, we describe an all arthroscopic tenodesis technique at the suprapectoral zone of the tendon. This method addresses extra-articular sources of pain, while limiting the potential pitfalls of open surgery.
Pratte, Tyler; Smith, Tyler; Arevalo, Alfonso; Wazen, Joseph; and Rubenstein, David, "Arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis: The Best of Both Worlds" (2022). Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research. 67.