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What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

Usually: I can tell you from personal experience that 4-12 weeks. 12 weeks for full all out recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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How long does a distal biceps tendon rupture take to heal?

How long does a distal biceps tendon rupture take to heal?

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

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What is a proximal bicep tendon rupture like?

What is a proximal bicep tendon rupture like?

Painful: You get a very painful upper arm and shoulder with the rupture. You get pain on flexing the bicep as well as picking up mobjects. You also get weakness of the upper arm and sometimes the shoulder. ...Read more

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What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

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

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What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

Be careful: I am assuming you had surgery, if this is the case be very careful because depending where you are in the healing process the exercises will be different. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are signs of a proximal bicep tendon rupture?

What are signs of a proximal bicep tendon rupture?

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

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What is done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture?

What is done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture?

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

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What can be done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture that I never sought out treatment for?

What can be done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture that I never sought out treatment for?

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

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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

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 tendon@ 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

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Is prolozone an appropriate therapy for a partially ruptured bicep tendon?

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

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I had small partially ruptured biceps tendon, MRI after a year: subakromio-subdeltoidni burzitis. Can I carry around 5-10kg backpack with this injury?

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

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Which drugs can increase risks of a tendon rupture?

Which drugs can increase risks of a tendon rupture?

Certain antibiotics: Several can, perhaps the best known are a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Common types are Ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more

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Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Yes: It is a significant knee injury
it will need to be surgically repaired
and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks
to allow healing.
If it is not repaired, it will be
difficult to walk especially on
stairs. ...Read more

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How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: Repair of the patella tendon (pt) requires an incision in front of the knee. The tendon typically pulls away from the inferior pole of patella. Vertical drill holes made from inferior to superior patella. Stitches are placed through pt, passed through dril holes, and tied over top of patella. ...Read more

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How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: If you have a complete patellar tendon rupture you would require surgical repair or reconstruction. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

Knee won't straighte: If you can't straighten out your knee the tendon tore and it needs to be reconnected surgically. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Patellar tendon rupture?

Disconnect: An injury to the connection between the quad tendon and lower leg (tibia). Due to this injury the patient is unable to extend the leg. There is a disconnect in the quadriceps extensor mechanism and the lower leg. Usually requires surgical reapair ...Read more

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Would it be possible to wear high heels after an Achilles tendon rupture?

While ruptured?: It is possible but not recommended. There are too much risks involved. There will be too much swelling as well. Now if you mean after repair than high heels definitely possible after healing. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait till I can start/practice walking after Achilles tendon rupture?

How long do I need to wait till I can start/practice walking after Achilles tendon rupture?

That depends: Need more details here. The answer really depends on is this complete or partial tear and what has been the treatment? If surgery: that is usually guided by your surgeon and how you are progressing after surgery.
Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

No!: For this type of injury, I'd highly recommend seeking professional help in terms of rehab. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for patellar tendon rupture?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Any orthopaedic surgeon that operates on the knee should be able to take care of a patella tendon rupture. ...Read more

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Can you educate me about tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state.
Injuries for tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

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How long does tendon rupture need to recover?

How long does tendon rupture need to recover?

Which tendon?: After surgery (in the hand), a tendon needs to be protected for about 8 weeks.
The complete healing with remodeling of the scar tissue will take longer.
Final outcome betwen 6 and 8 months. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tendon rupture?

Discontinuity: A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this mechanism can be disrupted. ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more