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Is surgery the only option to fix snapping triceps syndrome?

Is surgery the only option to fix snapping triceps syndrome?

Yes: Typically surgery is used to correct the mechanical symptoms associated with snapping triceps syndrome. However, conservative treatment is an option if the patient is willing to accept the continuation of symptoms. There is no negative consequence to conservative treatment. ...Read more

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1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?

1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?

Get 2nd opinion: Elbow fractures that require orif( open reduction and internal fixation) are prone to elbow stiffness. If p.T./ bracing( dyna splint to improve extension) is not improving your motion consider seeing an ors who is proficient @ elbow arthroscopy. Arthroscopic release can improve elbow motion dramatically in some pts. It can be technically demanding so speak w/ your ors and see if this is an option. ...Read more

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Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Bone Spur: Recovery is based on the amount of work needed to repair your bone spur. Full recovery following surgery can take anywhere from one to six months. Most patients resume activities within several weeks. ...Read more

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Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on i get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on i get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Likely Unrelated: It is quite unusual for someone to have pain in the back of the elbow after a shoulder surgery. Nothing is impossible, however, so i would bring it up with your shoulder surgeon at your next visit just in case. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for snapping triceps syndrome?

Yes: Typically surgery is used to correct the mechanical symptoms associated with snapping triceps syndrome. However, conservative treatment is an option if the patient is willing to accept the continuation of symptoms. There is no negative consequence to conservative treatment. ...Read more

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Can snapping triceps syndrome be fixed?

Can snapping triceps syndrome be fixed?

Yes.: Snapping triceps is a relativelyuncommoncondition that occurs when the distal portion of the triceps dislocates over the medial or lateral epicondyle of the elbow, during flexion or extension. Usually the ulnar nerve is involved as well. Avoid activity that aggravates itm (e.g. Pushups & weight lifting) and take nsaids. If symptoms persist, surgery can help. ...Read more

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