Bicep Tendon Surgery in Kentucky and Illinois

The biceps tendon attaches muscles to the shoulder in two separate places and helps bend the elbow and rotate the forearm. Injury to the tendon can occur as a result of age, inactivity or over-activity, and can result in inflammation or a partial or complete tear. These injuries can cause severe pain, bruising and weakness.

Treatment for biceps tendon injuries may only require rest and anti-inflammatory medications, but more severe cases may require surgery. Surgical treatment depends on the type and severity of the condition. Most of these procedures can be performed through arthroscopy to reduce incision size and recovery time. Theses surgeries can include simply shaving away the torn fibers, removing the torn tendon stump and reattaching the remaining tendon (tenodesis), or completely reattaching torn tendons with screws and sutures.

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