The Injury: A distal biceps rupture
This Badia Hand to Shoulder patient heard a “pop” while lifting something at work turns out he had a distal biceps tendon rupture. This occurs when the tendon attaching the biceps muscle to the elbow is torn from the bone.
A distal biceps rupture around the elbow joint is less common compared to ruptures where the top of the biceps connects at the shoulder. They usually occur in men.
Adopting a proper lifting technique can help you avoid these types of injuries at work, your goal when lifting a heavy object is to minimize the length of time you need to hold on to it,” said Upper Extremity Surgeon Dr. Badia
Watch this patient testimonial 2 months after surgery by Dr. Badia and his BHS staff
How to expedite the healing of injured tendons
Biceps repair with injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of refractory distal biceps tendonitis to expedite the healing of injured tendons. This rupture occurs around the elbow joint and usually occurs in men. To learn more about the Distal Biceps Tendon repair watch this other live surgery by Dr. Badia and his BHS staff.