In most cases, patients do not notice any loss of shoulder or arm function following a proximal biceps tendon rupture. Some cramping of the retracted muscle and perhaps a slight bulge in the arm are usually the most common symptoms. The reason why there is minimal function loss following a proximal biceps tendon rupture is that there are two tendinous muscle attachments of the biceps at the shoulder joint.
Surgical repair of the proximal biceps tendon is usually only prescribed for younger, active patients.
The Orthopedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide conservative treatment options for Shoulder conditions and injuries.
Dr. Todd Kim ~ Orthopedic Surgeon
“Although I treat many patients with similar orthopedic injuries, I believe that the best outcomes for patients result from individualized treatment plans. Not every injury is the same. And to be sure, every patient has his or her own goals. Whether your hope is to return to a high level of competitive sports or to be able to walk your dog without pain, forming the best treatment plan requires excellent communication and trust with your surgeon. I am committed to listening and working with you to find the best treatment approach for your injury and lifestyle.”
Dr. Todd Kim is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in complex and traditional shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle conditions and treatments.
Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic
The Orthopaedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide comprehensive services to all members of the family.