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Table 2 LHBT injury types, rotator cuff injury types, and biceps tenodesis methods of the included studies

From: A meta-analysis comparing tenotomy or tenodesis for lesions of the long head of the biceps tendon with concomitant reparable rotator cuff tears

Author (year)

LHBT injury type

Rotator cuff injury type

Biceps tenodesis methods

Castricini (2018)

Tenosynovitis, subluxation, dislocation, or partial tear of the tendon

Grade I or II full-thickness reparable supraspinatus tendon tear

A interference screw

Lee (2016)

Partial tear

Small- to medium-sized rotator cuff tear

A interference screw

Oh (2016)

Partial tear

Full-thickness tears of the supraspinatus (and infraspinatus), high-grade partial-thickness supraspinatus tears, and full-thickness subscapularis tears with supraspinatus (and infraspinatus) tears

A suture anchor

Zhang (2015)

Severe inflammation, hypertrophy, instability, partial thickness tears, SLAP lesions

Small to large full-thickness rotator cuff tears

A suture anchor

Kukkonen (2013)

Irritated/frayed and/or unstable biceps tendon

Full-thickness supraspinatus tendon tear

Nonabsorbable titanium suture anchor

De Carli (2012)

Degenerative tears, tenosynovitis, subluxation, and SLAP lesions

Small to large rotator cuff tear

Suturing biceps tendon to cuff tendons

Koh (2010)

Tear more than 30%, subluxation or dislocation, or degenerative SLAP type II lesion

Rotator cuff tear

A suture anchor

  1. LHBT long head of the biceps tendon, SLAP superior labrum from anterior to posterior