Bicep Tendon Rupture Surgery in Kentucky and Illinois
Tendon rupture in the upper extremities commonly affects the biceps tendon, and may occur at either end. This tendon can easily be damaged as a result of injury, overuse or age, which may cause the tendon to become inflamed or to tear in more severe cases. Patients with tendon rupture often experience bruising, deformity, pain and weakness with movement. You may notice a popping sound if the tendon tears completely.
Treatment for a tendon rupture often includes a period of rest and immobilization, as well as applying ice and taking anti inflammatory medication. Complete tears, or those that do not heal with conservative treatment, may require surgery to fuse the tendon back down to the bone and relieve symptoms.