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The Elbow's Achilles Heel: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Triceps Tendon Rupture and Repair Techniques.

Curēus 2023 July
Triceps tendon avulsion is a rare but debilitating condition and the least frequent of all tendon injuries, but it is receiving increasing attention in the literature. The most common mechanism of injury is resisted extension, which is typically seen in a fall onto an extended hand. Such injuries are easily overlooked and should be considered a differential diagnosis in all patients who describe pain and swelling at the posterior aspect of the elbow following a traumatic event. Non-operative management is the general principle for partial rupture as opposed to a variety of surgical treatments for a complete avulsion. The goal of this meta-analysis is to analyse the current literature on triceps avulsion and provide a detailed overview of the occurrence, diagnosis, treatment options and outcomes, comparison of various repair techniques, and consequences of this injury.

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