Antonio León Garrigosa


Background: We present a clinical case of distal biceps femoris tendon enthesopathy (DBFTE) in a professional runner.

Objective: to describe the diagnostic and treatment strategies for this uncommon disorder.

Methods: The diagnosis was based on clinical and complementary studies. The surgical technique, postoperative management and assessment, are described.

Results: Histological study confirmed the diagnosis and the clinical outcome was satisfactory, with complete recovery after surgical management.

Conclusions: there is only one published study assessing distal biceps femoris tendon enthesopathy. The possible involvement of the peroneal nerve (PN) has not been previously considered. If conservative treatment only provides temporary relief of symptoms, then surgery must be undergone.


Knee; enthesopathy; biceps femoris tendon; peroneal nerve.

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