Sterile abscess with subsequent iatrogenic draining sinus tract formation 3 years after fiberwire and ENDOBUTTON distal biceps brachii tendon repair: A case report

Derek T. Bernstein, Kyle R. Sochacki, Kourosh Jafarnia

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Abstract

Case: We report a case of a sterile abscess with subsequent sinus tract formation mimicking infection 3 years after uncomplicated distal biceps brachii tendon repair with FiberWire suture in a 42-year-old man. The preoperative workup for infection was unremarkable. Intraoperative culture specimens confirmed the absence of infection. Excision of the sinus tract and FiberWire-ENDOBUTTON construct was curative. At the 1-year follow-up, there had been no recurrence of symptoms. Conclusion: Foreign-body inflammatory reactions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with apparent infection with a history of FiberWire suture fixation and negative serologic workup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere32
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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