Biceps Tendonesis


Biceps Tenodesis is the typical procedure performed on biceps tendonitis of the shoulder, which is the swelling and inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder. It is also performed for patients who have torn their bicep tendon.

What is it? 

Biceps Tenodesis is a procedure that aims to repair the biceps tendon of the shoulder. This tendon passes through the shoulder blade and attaches to the labrum. When this is torn, it is typically called a SLAP tear. Biceps tenodesis aims to fix this tear or repair any biceps tendons that may be damaged or inflamed.

What should I do to prepare?  

An arthroscopic examination may need to be performed beforehand in order to confirm the damage to the tendon. You should consult your doctor to determine the exact course of action to take prior to your procedure. In most cases, this procedure requires the use of general anesthesia. In this case, you should refrain from eating or drinking the night before surgery and avoid certain medications.

What happens during the process? 

During this procedure, an incision will be made and the biceps tendon will be cut at the spot where it is attached to the labrum. It will then be attached to the humerus bone. A portion of the damaged biceps tendon is then removed in order to relieve pressure.

What are the risks and potential complications?

As with any surgery, bicep tenodesis poses some risks and complications, including infection, nerve injury, healing problems, and pain.


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