Distal Biceps Tendon Tear

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Thanks again everyone…

Going in for surgery tomorrow, it will be 7 days after the injury to surgical procedure, so that’s a relief to get the #1 Ortho booked within a week. He was able to pull me up on his schedule significantly.
 

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Thanks again everyone…

Going in for surgery tomorrow, it will be 7 days after the injury to surgical procedure, so that’s a relief to get the #1 Ortho booked within a week. He was able to pull me up on his schedule significantly.
Good deal. Heal up quickly bud!
 

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Thanks again everyone…

Going in for surgery tomorrow, it will be 7 days after the injury to surgical procedure, so that’s a relief to get the #1 Ortho booked within a week. He was able to pull me up on his schedule significantly.

Good luck msn


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My rotator cuff is the main thing they are operating on he’s gonna detach my bicep tendon and move it so it won’t tear anymore from my labrum ligament thank goodness no long incisions just a scope surgery


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My rotator cuff is the main thing they are operating on he’s gonna detach my bicep tendon and move it so it won’t tear anymore from my labrum ligament thank goodness no long incisions just a scope surgery


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Ouch, I just hurt thinking ‘bout it!


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6 days post-op. Doctor said all is well, surgery was a great success. 90degree brace and sling ditched in favor of a custom splint. Couldn’t be happier, sling was killing me.

My repair is allowing me to start at a 40 degree angle, with 10 degree adjustments every week moving forward. Doc will evaluate on 10/27 and possibly give me the ok to begin strengthening slowly. 3 basic movements for now 3x a day to begin moving things around.

The day after surgery tickled a bit, but was manageable without meds. I’m not taking opiates and ibuprofen, just tossed those scripts away. I took 2 800mg ibuprofen and ditched the rest. Why mask the pain, you want to know when something is going too far…

Funny story… doc calls me the day after surgery and asked how’s it feeling… I said why do you use the sledgehammer In surgery… he chuckled and said naw I just used a sawzall and a drill gun. Then he says can you wiggle your fingers? Yup. How bout your thumb? Yessir. Good, I accidentally knicked that nerve…. Awww thanks doc, glad to know!
 
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A few pics of pre-op right biceps, left for comparison. Arms were a little over 18” before the mishap.

Looking to be back at full strength by April, Lord willing.
 

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