Shoulder conditions occur in the shoulder joint which can prevent us from bending, flexing, reaching or rotating our arms.
Biceps Tendon Rupture
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Biceps Tendon Rupture
What Is A Biceps Tendon Rupture?
A biceps tendon rupture is an injury that occurs to the biceps tendon causing the attachment to separate from the bone or the tendon to tear. A normal biceps tendon is connected strongly to the bone. When the biceps tendon ruptures, this tendon is detached. Following a biceps tendon rupture, the muscle cannot pull on the bone, and certain movements may be weakened and painful.
What Causes A Biceps Tendon Rupture?
Tears of the biceps tendon at the elbow are uncommon. They are most often caused by a sudden injury and tend to result in greater arm weakness than injuries to the biceps tendon at the shoulder. Once torn, the biceps tendon at the elbow will not grow back to the bone and heal.
What Are The Symptoms of A Biceps Tendon Rupture?
- Sharp pain at the shoulder or elbow.
- A bruise that appears on the upper arm or forearm near the elbow.
- A feeling of weakness in the shoulder or elbow.
- Trouble rotating your arm from a “palm down” to a “palm up” position.
What Are The Treatment Options For A Biceps Tendon Rupture?
When the rupture occurs at the distal biceps tendon on the elbow, where there is only one attachment, then surgical repair is often recommended.
If pain persists after a proximal biceps tendon rupture, other possible causes of shoulder pain should be considered. These may include rotator cuff tears, impingement syndrome, or fractures around the shoulder.
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When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.