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Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Biceps Tenodesis/Tenotomy

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent tenodesis/tenotomy surgery for biceps tendonitis at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center between January 2007 and September, 2014.
  • Patients: 51
  • Gender: 59 percent females, 41 percent males

Shoulder Function


As measured by the QuickDASH. A score of 100 is optimal. 

Pre-surgery 54.8
One year post-surgery 84.4



Health-related Quality of Life


As measured by SF-12 v 2.0 subscales. A score of 100 is optimal. 

Pre-surgery 59.3 45.3 43.4 78.8 50.2 72.3 73.7 62.7
Post-surgery 77.7 75 74.5 78.6 60.9 88.6 91 78.2



  • PF (Physical Function): The extent you are limited or able to perform daily living activities. 
  • RP (Role Physical): The extent you are limited when performing work or daily living activities. 
  • BP (Bodily Pain): The limitations placed upon you by pain you are experiencing. 
  • GH (General Health): An overall measure of your personal health
  • VT (Vitality): The amount of energy you have during your daily activities.
  • SF (Social Function): The level of interference with social activities you experience due to physical or emotional problems.
  • RE (Role Emotional): Problems you experience with work or daily activities as a result of emotional problems.
  • MH (Mental Health): The extent to which nervousness or happiness affect you all of the time.