Biceps tendon rupture surgery aims to repair the biceps tendon after it has been torn. The precise procedure is dependent on the area of the rupture in the tendon and the severity of the rupture.
What is it?
Biceps tendon rupture surgery aims to repair the biceps tendon after it is partially or completely torn. These tears can be caused by heavy lifting or strenuous activity. The repair surgery seeks to repair the tear and reattach the tendon where it has torn.
What should I do to prepare?
You should consult your medical professional in order to determine the best plan to prepare for your surgery. This surgery often requires the use of general anesthesia, so general guidelines should be followed for a procedure involving general anesthesia. This includes refraining from eating or drinking the night before surgery and avoiding certain medications.
What happens during the process?
The exact process of the surgical procedure depends on the severity of the rupture. Often, one or two incisions are made, depending on the gravity of the tear and the discretion of the surgeon. The tendon will then often be reattached to the bone through small holes drilled into the bone.
What are the risks and potential complications?
Complications may include numbness and weakness in the forearm, formation of new bone, limited movement, and re-tearing.
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