upper bicepts repair

Discussion in 'Injury Recovery & Prevention' started by searay, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. searay

    searay VIP Member

    Dec 20, 2017
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    been having major pain in my lft shoulder at the upper bi tie in. had xray and mri and was initially told nothing definitive other than 'floaters' that should be removed and could solve problem. I met with the surgeon today and he said that there is major damage to the tendon at the shoulder tie in from the lower bi. apparently its fairly rare but easily repaired. he is going to scope my shoulder to see if there is any other damage and if there is only what he see's on the mri he will remove the 'floaters' and then cut off the upper damaged portion of the tendon and then reattach the tendon. he seemed very confident that my pain will end pretty much immediately and I can return to the gym for very light lifting and stretching within a few days and gradually return to full strength within 3 mo. this is very good news so when he asked how soon I wanted it done I told him yesterday! best part is its an outpatient surgery and will only take a hr to do.
     
  2. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    Interesting. A lot of guys who fully rupture the biceps tendon up top are unable to get it repaired. The surgery typically doesn't go well. Sounds like you got lucky it wasn't a full rupture.

    How did it happen any clue?
     
  3. searay

    searay VIP Member

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    im 56 so I think it was due to repetitive use and going to heavy on inclines because that inj. always happened during sets of bb inclines w/ over 225. think ill stick to db from now on...….....
     

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