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Biceps Rupture In Children
5 months: Distal biceps ruptures need to be repaired surgically. If done well, gentle range of motion exercises are begun early, using the arm gently for 3 months. At the 3 months junction normal use without lifting or stress, if everything goes well, normal use and stressat five months. ...Read more
Protection: There are two tendons if one ruptures then you will have a weakness in that arm from now on. Surgical replacement of the ruptured tendon is sometimes possible and you should see an orthopedic surgeon for this. Gradually and slowly strengthing the remaining tendon with low weight exercises may help prevent its rupture in the future. Always avoid lifting very heavy objects to prevent rupture. ...Read more
Depends: If biceps torn proximal in shoulder, would leave alone. Shouldn't anticipate significant functional loss, but may have popeye deformity. If distal, repair not likely. Reconstruction with some sort of interposition graft required. Many patients report improved pain with function, but does not correct deformity, and strength improvements less predictable. Tough problem to have. Good luck! ...Read more
See an upper ex spec: A six-month old proximal bicep reptile can be ignored or fixed by an upper extremity specialist. The distal biceps rupture is a more difficult problem and you need to find someone who has performed tendon grafts. ...Read more
I had small partially ruptured biceps tendon, MRI after a year: subakromio-subdeltoidni burzitis. Can I carry around 5-10kg backpack with this injury?
Yes: Carrying a backpack on your shoulder should not cause a problem with the biceps tendon, although the act of bringing it up onto your shoulder might. I would not hesitate to discuss the specifics of your case with your orthopedist. ...Read more
Ask Surgeon.: You will find that online consultants will not be able to provide you with a precise answer. Your surgeon, who knows exactly what was done and how you are progressing, will always be your best resource when it comes to rehabilitation time and returning to specific activities. Best wishes. ...Read more
Weakness: Acutely pain and swelling with some bruising. Patient will have significant weakness of supination of the forearm and some loss of elbow flexion strength. You may see the biceps retract proximally and bunch up in the upper arm, especially with attempted use. This is a surgical problem see a hand surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
Possibly: Prolozone causes repair and tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue and ligaments. Prolozone halts the pain/inflammation cycle. This allows for better circulation, increased blood flow carrying nutrition, and hydration of the damaged tissues. This allows for a healing environment within the joint to develop and results in increased range of motion and decreased pain. ...Read more
Usually: I can tell you from personal experience that 4-12 weeks. 12 weeks for full all out recovery. ...Read more
Proximal Bicep rupture- how long to heal? Dr. said just PT/RICE. What areas can you have tendonalgia/sore? Have any tips for best recovery result?
PT & heal on its own: This usually is not a surgical lesion, has to heal on its own. Evaluation done understand what happened will usually be injury or overuse. The long head usually tears, unusual to have the short head of the biceps tear. Risk factors are over age, heavy overhead activities, shoulder overuse, smoking and using corticosteroid medications ...Read more
Just had distal bicep tendon rupture surgery, any type of supplements that will help or speed up my recovery?
Make sure: You are eating healthy and staying hydrated. Give it time. Don't rush it. ...Read more
I'm 24 years old my left distal bicep tendon rupture popeye about a year ago I lost strength in my left arm with surgery will I regain my strength?
You could: Tendon needs reattachment otherwise will not improve strength and also can develop atrophy see an orthopedic doc. ...Read more
Could I have torn my rotator cuff at the same time as a distal bicep tendon rupture? I had surgery for the rupture, now need MRI for the shoulder
Unlikely: A ruptured biceps [email protected] the elbow is usually known... Eccentric contraction of the muscle w/ a feeling of a ' pop' or tear is commonplace. Rotator cuff tears occurring @ the same time is conceivable but very unlikely. More likely you had a rct already and was 'picked up' by your ors @ exam/mri. The "long head" of the biceps in the shoulder can tear in chronic rot. Cuff tears. Gl! ...Read more
Injured rotator cuff almost torn in half and my bicep tendon muscle ruptured surgery now trigger finger problems. Normal?
Yes: That sounds pretty typical. The biceps tear and rotator cuff tear occurs together as part of the same degenerative process. The tears (along with the surgery) cause swelling that involves the entire hand. The swelling and inflammation makes trigger fingers worse by swelling the finger tendons that no longer fit through their tendon sheaths. ...Read more
Orthopedic Surgeon: Management will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Your uncle can either begin with his primary care physician or a sports physician, but it may ultimately lead to a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Words matter: Some call a hernia a rupture, signifying the move of an abdominal organ out of its normal location, moving thru a barrier. The belly button or midline abdominal hernia is usually benigh. The belly muscles tighten with age & gradually the hernia disappears. There is some risk of the muscles tightening & trapping the hernia out-but a warm bath can relax baby & release it, if not the surgeon must fix it. ...Read more
Can having a history of several ruptured ovarian cysts prevent me from having children in the future?
Have two children and now 10 years later trying to conceive. We got pregnant first month with each of them but it has been 5 months and not pregnant yet. Should I be worried? Nothing has changed since then except a ruptured appendix with laparoscopic surg
Bigger biceps.: Three exercises to research for a bigger biceps will be barbell curls, dumbbell curls and slide curls. While slide curls should be done with lower weights, dumbbell curls and barbell curls can be done with heavier weights. Choose a weight that allows for 8 to 12 reps before muscle exhaustion sets in. Three sets of each exercise once weekly. ...Read more
No such thing!: You need a structured weight lifting program, you should work on all muscles upper and lower extremities. This will give you a well-rounded increase in muscle mass. It takes times, dedication, persistent work, as well as proper diet and hydration. Join a reputable health club, hook up with an AT-C and get a program set up to meet your needs and abilities. You are not 18 anymore. ...Read more
Slimmer biceps. : You must do two things to get slimmer biceps. First, you must work the biceps muscles for shape and tone, which means high reps per set (15 to 20 reps to muscle exhaustion). Second, you must do cardiovascular exercise to thin out the layers of fat and overlying the biceps muscles (and your muscles in general). ...Read more
Curls: The most common exercise would be a bicep curl. This can be done with various equipment to add resistance. You may use dumbells, bar weight, cables/ resistance bands. You may wish to look at http://www.Bodybuilding. Com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/15/m. ...Read more
See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician. If you notice any deformity of your biceps muscle you probably torn your biceps muscle. This can only be diagnosed my physical examination and some imaging studies like mri. If your doctor diagnose it as a tendonitis it can be treated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication or steroids injections if indicated. ...Read more
Push ups: Push ups develop the whole upper body and can be done anywhere. So can chin ups or just lifting weights that are in everyday items.... Bricks that weigh a couple pounds. Rock climbing, etc are activities that an develop upper body. ...Read more