The bicep is one of the primary muscles in the arm and is commonly injured in a variety of highly strenuous activities. However, in serious cases, this can cause the muscle to tear or rupture, leading to discomfort, pain, and countless other unwanted side effects. Preston Surgery Center in Frisco, TX can perform distal biceps reattachment to restore the function of the arm to patients suffering from this injury. Our physicians are highly experienced in utilizing this procedure to aid our patients in returning to their normal lives.
How long does it take to recover from distal biceps reattachment?
While the exact recovery time will vary from patient to patient, most people are able to resume normal daily activities within 2 – 3 weeks of the surgery. However, it will likely take anywhere from 3 – 4 months before the muscle has completely healed.
How is distal biceps reattachment performed?
Distal biceps reattachment is an open surgical procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis through the use of general anesthesia. During the procedure, our team will work to reconnect the bicep to the radius bone using sutures.
What are the signs of a torn or ruptured distal bicep tendon?
Countless injuries can be caused through strenuous activities, such as weight lifting or sports. However, it can be incredibly difficult to know exactly how serious that injury might be. In the case of injuries to the distal bicep tendon, people usually experience:
- Pain, swelling, or bruising in the front of the elbow
- Weakness when bending the elbow
- Lack of feeling in the tendon
- Asymmetry in the appearance of the muscle
- An abrupt snap or pop in the elbow
Performed at Preston Surgery Center, a distal bicep reattachment is able to repair the tendon within the bicep. The procedure costs about $5,259 at our Frisco, TX facility, and you can contact us to learn more today.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.