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Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture: Symptoms, Tests, And Treatments

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Tendon tears or ruptures in the distal biceps are frequently the result of sudden injury and occur mostly in men over thirty. The distal bicep tear is accompanied by a popping sound at the elbow, followed by intense pain that ultimately subsides.

The physicians and orthopedic specialists at West Medical have treated numerous cases of distal bicep tendon ruptures and provide efficient and comprehensive care for those injured. A member of our West Medical team can guide you through your treatment options and ensure you receive the most optimal care.

Contact us at (855) 690-0565 to make an appointment or schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physicians, surgeons, or specialists and begin your route to an efficient and accommodating recovery.

Symptoms of a Distal Bicep Tendon Rupture:

  • A pop may be experienced in the elbow area when the tendon ruptures
  • Initial severe pain that may ebb after a week or so
  • Swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the bicep and elbow areas
  • Weakness bending the elbow or adjusting the forearm
  • A bulge in the upper part of the arm as a result of the torn muscle

Tests for a Distal Tendon Tear in the Bicep:

A physician will examine the upper arm for visual signs of a tendon tear in the bicep, then your doctor may order scans or an x-ray to determine the extent of your tear and confirm that no nerves or surrounding tissues were harmed due to your injury. A doctor may also test to see if you’re able to turn your entire arm palm up or down, noting your range of motion.

Treatments for a Rupture of the Distal Bicep Tendon:

There are surgical and non-surgical treatment routes for a distal bicep tendon tear. Surgical treatment is regularly suggested since it often has the best results. A surgeon will reattach the rupture distal tendon and the procedure will be followed by rehabilitation to ensure that full strength and range of motion is restored to the affected arm/elbow.

It’s important that treatment for your distal bicep muscle rupture, whether surgical or non-surgical, is overseen by experienced physicians in order to ensure that you recover with the fewest possible complications and with the greatest chance to restore full motion to your bicep and arm. The physicians, surgeons, and orthopedic specialists at West Medical have extensive experience successfully treating those who have suffered from a torn bicep, through surgical and non-surgical routes alike.

Call us at (855) 690-0565 to schedule a consultation or an appointment with one of the experienced physicians on our West Medical team.

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