Return to Collegiate Hockey After Repair of Chronic Biceps Femoris Tendon Transection at the Knee: A Case Report

JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Jul-Sep;9(3):e0289. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00289.


Case: 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.

Conclusions: 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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Hamstring Tendons / surgery*
  • Hockey / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / surgery*
  • Male
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Return to Sport
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*
  • Young Adult