Bicep Tendon Rupture at Shoulder


 

The bicep tendon attaches the bicep muscle to bones in the elbow and in the shoulder. The bicep tendon can rupture at the shoulder, resulting in either a partial or complete tear.A partial tear does not completely sever the tendon, whereas a complete tear will split the tendon into two pieces.

A partial tear does not completely sever the tendon, whereas a complete tear will split the tendon into two pieces.Bicep tendon tears at the shoulder are likely to a result from heavy overhead lifting, repetitive overuse of the shoulder in sports like swimming or tennis, and old age.

Bicep tendon tears at the shoulder are likely to a result from heavy overhead lifting, repetitive overuse of the shoulder in sports like swimming or tennis, and old age.Symptoms of biceps tendon rupture at the shoulder include:

Symptoms of biceps tendon rupture at the shoulder include:

  • Sudden and severe pain in the upper arm
  • Weakness in the elbow and shoulder
  • Difficulty turning the palm of your hand up and down
  • Sometimes hearing a pop or snap during injury
  • Potential bulge between the shoulder and elbow, because a torn tendon can no longer keep the biceps muscle contracted

If you have a bicep tendon rupture, please call (310) 595-1030 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Millstein.

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