Distal bicep tendon surgery
fredgull

Taylors, SC

#21 Jun 3, 2010
fredgull wrote:
i had 50% percent tear or rupture at my left biceps tendon and had surgery 2 years ego, but still there is 1 inch gap between my elbow and the edge actualy the same looking as before the surgery when injured. is any one have the similar experience or gap issue between the elbow, and share to us here ?
thanx
I ALSO HAD A 50% TEAR OF MY BICEP TENDON , BUT I WAITED 4 WEEKS TO DO THE SURGERY, SO THEY ATTACHED PART OF MY TENDON TO THE BONE, I AM A WEIGHT LIFTER, WHEN CAN I START WORKING OUT, NOT MY BICEPS ,BUT EVERYTHING ELSE HEAVY
fredgull

Taylors, SC

#22 Jun 3, 2010
please see above i posted a comment , im in chesnee,sc,my doctor was mary black
O Alcaraz

San Jose, CA

#23 Aug 1, 2010
I'm 34 and I ruptured my right distal tendon on 7/29/10, I am schuduled for surgery on 8/5/10. is this soon enough for a good/total recovery? and has anyone gone through this and been able to lift weights again? or is there anyone that this has happened twice on the same arm?
thanks.
Six

Kansas City, MO

#24 Aug 2, 2010
O Alcaraz wrote:
I'm 34 and I ruptured my right distal tendon on 7/29/10, I am schuduled for surgery on 8/5/10. is this soon enough for a good/total recovery? and has anyone gone through this and been able to lift weights again? or is there anyone that this has happened twice on the same arm?
thanks.
Check out this site: It is a very informative site for an uncommon injury.
http://tendonsurgeryinfo.com/distalbiceps/
Tim

Pocatello, ID

#25 Aug 12, 2010
I ruptured my left becep tendon yesterday. Appointment to see orth dr tomorrow. Any suggestions. I'm a physical therapist but exploring different points of view.
Six

Kansas City, MO

#26 Aug 13, 2010
Tim wrote:
I ruptured my left becep tendon yesterday. Appointment to see orth dr tomorrow. Any suggestions. I'm a physical therapist but exploring different points of view.
Tim:
Check out this site: It is a very informative site for an uncommon injury.
http://tendonsurgeryinfo.com/distalbiceps/
jay

Monroe, NY

#27 Aug 16, 2010
Had surgery on Friday the 13th after rupturing my distal bicep tendon. New surgery no cast or brace just arm sling for one day. Second day started moving arm by self. First 2 days were painful moving it, but after second day i didn't need pain meds anymore. Great doctor on Long Island in Island orth. Dr. Kuri. Still long way away from back to normal and healing. But happy not to be in a cast or brace and able to move arm day two. Connected tendon with enobutton and pin and bone sutures. Able to move but no lifting for acouple of months still, it has to heal. Very happy to find this Doctor.
six

Kansas City, MO

#28 Aug 17, 2010
jay wrote:
Had surgery on Friday the 13th after rupturing my distal bicep tendon. New surgery no cast or brace just arm sling for one day. Second day started moving arm by self. First 2 days were painful moving it, but after second day i didn't need pain meds anymore. Great doctor on Long Island in Island orth. Dr. Kuri. Still long way away from back to normal and healing. But happy not to be in a cast or brace and able to move arm day two. Connected tendon with enobutton and pin and bone sutures. Able to move but no lifting for acouple of months still, it has to heal. Very happy to find this Doctor.
Jay:
Check out this site: It is a very informative site for an uncommon injury.
http://tendonsurgeryinfo.com/distalbiceps/
Keith

Raleigh, NC

#29 Sep 17, 2010
Filipp wrote:
Ihave a distal bicep ruture, I did it at work and because its a work comp case the insurance company had me wait two and a half months until my surgery date!!! Im having surgery on tuesday the 14th and The classic bulge in my elbow had disappeared! does any one know how bad it is that they had me wait so long.... And they also told me because of the wait I would definetly lose a degree of permanent function any advice????
Get a Lawyer , them having you wait so long is the main thing...if you wait longer than 2 weeks the tendon can begin to harden , which makes the reapir harder to complete , as well as once the repair is done it has lost flexability that you will never get back ...all because they made you wait !!
Jay

Bragg Creek, Canada

#30 Sep 17, 2010
I completely ruptured my right bicep tendon over 2 years ago. I never had surgery, I did lots of rehab excercises. I have mild chronic pain over the elbow and about 80 percent of strenght I used to with bicep flexion/supinatin is weaker but my fore arm is strong so this helps compensate. I really want to be able to feel sturdy again in my right arm. I have read about allograph repair of the distal bicep tendon. Any advice, also any good surgeons in Canada?
six

Kansas City, MO

#31 Sep 22, 2010
Jay wrote:
I completely ruptured my right bicep tendon over 2 years ago. I never had surgery, I did lots of rehab excercises. I have mild chronic pain over the elbow and about 80 percent of strenght I used to with bicep flexion/supinatin is weaker but my fore arm is strong so this helps compensate. I really want to be able to feel sturdy again in my right arm. I have read about allograph repair of the distal bicep tendon. Any advice, also any good surgeons in Canada?
Jay:
Check out this site: It is a very informative site for an uncommon injury.
http://tendonsurgeryinfo.com/distalbiceps/
Kevin W

Towson, MD

#32 Oct 19, 2010
stevo wrote:
Full tear to the left distal bicep. Had the the MRI and saw the first Dr. and he said he only does the intervention screw. It's about half as strong during the healing phase when compared to the endobutton and takes longer to fully recover. So found a Dr that performs the endobutoon and will see him tomorrow. Based on the research I have done so far it looks like the endobutton is the best bet for a faster recovery and a built in fudge factor if you hit it a little harder then you should while recovering. I'll keep updating as I progress through this mess.
If anyone thinks something is better than the endobutton please let me know.
Stevo, currently have a high-grade tear. Having surgery this Sat (23 Oct). The surgeon is using the endobutton procedure. It looks real promising and read only good things about it. Let me know how yours went. Thanks!
Kevin W

Towson, MD

#33 Oct 19, 2010
six wrote:
<quoted text>
Jay:
Check out this site: It is a very informative site for an uncommon injury.
http://tendonsurgeryinfo.com/distalbiceps/
Sounds good Jay. I'm getting the endobutton surgery this Sat. Glad to hear the pain didn't last long. Let me know how the healing process is going for you after two months.
Jay

Canada

#34 Oct 27, 2010
I have surgery scheduled for December to repair my bicep tear of two years. I am seeing Dr McCarty, the surgeon who wrote the research about repair after 4 years. Well worth the flight to see him and he is a true professional. I will keep the post updated. Any one with a distal bicep rupture of a chronic nature follow my post here we go!
Anthony Escamilla

La Habra, CA

#35 Dec 27, 2010
Hello everyone, I was a former member of this forum and always told myself that I would come back and let people who are currently going through this my current status. In feb 2008 I ruptured my distal bicep 100% and had the two incision surgery. As a result of the surgery I winded up getting posterior inter. nerve palsy which was due to either inflamation or the doctor mishandling my nerve. I was unable to open my hand for three months. Every morning I would try to use my hand until one day I woke up and was able to do so, which dropped me to tears. I am know currently at 99%-100%. I have continued weight lifting with no restrictions but do try to take it easy with curls. I have always been a gym rat and love to work out so I am glad that I can still do so. The only problem I do experience rarely is tightness in the hand due to atrophy and some times the feeling of a pinched nerve when I curl ( very rare). I went thru a lot due to this injury and I know that it can be hard. Just know that you will get better. If any one needs any info on my experience feel free to email me [email protected]
Patrick

Tecumseh, Canada

#36 Feb 17, 2011
check out my blog on surgery and recovery at may help

http://pectearpbenson.blogspot.com/
Rod

Charlton, MA

#37 Jul 17, 2011
Full rupture left distal biceps. Had surgery 5 weeks ago at Sports Medicine North, Peabody, MA.
Dr. Urosky is my doctor he was very informative and did an excelent job of repair with endobutton.
The surery was done at their surgicenter.Have been wearing a brace since surgery and for the next week and receiving P.T. I am impressed with the outcome thus far. I have been working since 2 weeks post-op, where not much movement is required with my job. I take the brace off now periodically and do my daily exercises. I have almost all of my supination back, just can't staighten my arm yet or touch my left shoulder although I believe I will.Anyone requiring this surgery fear not almost a piece of cake.
Lance

North Vancouver, Canada

#38 Sep 29, 2011
Filipp wrote:
One more thing, Would someone please tell me what i have to look forward too during my recovery?
I blew my bicep tendon July 30, was in for surgery on Aug 3. its now sept 29 and Im in Physio. Having a great recovery. have full range of motion and bicep looks the same except for the scar on inner forearm. Id say another month or so and it should be 99% back to new.
Physio is important as they work all angles for a full rehab. Just dont use it! Very important to wait until its fully healed.
six

Hollywood, FL

#39 Oct 1, 2011
Check out this site: It is a very informative site for an uncommon injury.
http://tendonsurgeryinfo.com/distalbiceps/
kev parsons

Dagenham, UK

#40 Oct 5, 2011
i,m having surgery on the bicep tendon sat 8,oct. do i need a cast or does it depend on the surgeon, and more important how lond before i can drive?

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