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Suggest treatment of partial distal biceps tendon tears

I recently had a partial tear on the short head of my bicep. My orthopedic surgeon read the Mir and said I wouldn t benefit from surgery. I m 45 years old my I love to bodybuild. Will it heal overtime or will I never be where I used to be? It s been almost a month now since it happened. What is your advise? I m getting depressed.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015
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Thank you for asking on HCM.

Biceps tendonitis and median nerve compression may be common following this injury. Loss of strength will be 30-50% in the injured arm. Loss of supination strength is more significant than loss of flexion strength.

Since your orthopedic surgeon said you wouldn't benefit from surgery, I will recommend for you: immobilization of injured arm, applying ice and Advil 400mg gel capsules three times daily.


Hope you will recovery ASAP!
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Suggest treatment of partial distal biceps tendon tears

Thank you for asking on HCM. Biceps tendonitis and median nerve compression may be common following this injury. Loss of strength will be 30-50% in the injured arm. Loss of supination strength is more significant than loss of flexion strength. Since your orthopedic surgeon said you wouldn t benefit from surgery, I will recommend for you: immobilization of injured arm, applying ice and Advil 400mg gel capsules three times daily. Hope you will recovery ASAP!