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BICEP TENDON RUPTURE

If you’ve suffered a bicep tendon rupture or experience severe arm pain, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

The biceps muscle, situated on the front side of the upper arm, connects to the bones of the shoulder and elbow via tendons. Although uncommon, a biceps tendon rupture on the elbow side typically occur due to sudden injuries rather than overuse. Interestingly, injuries resulting in biceps tears at the elbow tend to cause more significant weakness compared to similar injuries at the shoulder level.

When the biceps tendon rupture occurs at the elbow, it cannot reattach to the bone and heal independently. Despite this, patients usually maintain most arm functions thanks to other muscles, although rotating the forearm from a palm-down to palm-up position (Supination) becomes notably challenging.

To restore arm strength to normal levels, doctors often opt for surgical intervention. However, in cases where total arm function may not be necessary, some patients may choose nonsurgical treatment options. These could involve physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and pain management techniques aimed at improving arm function and minimizing discomfort.

 

If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Upper Extremity Specialist in North Texas, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.

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