Reinsertion of ruptured biceps or triceps tendon

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What is Reinsertion of a Ruptured Biceps or Triceps Tendon?

Reinsertion of a ruptured biceps or triceps tendon is a surgical procedure used to repair a tear in a tendon that connects muscles to bone in the arms.

Why Would I Get Reinsertion of a Ruptured Biceps or Triceps Tendon?

Reinsertion of a ruptured biceps or triceps tendon may be recommended when someone experiences a tear in either the biceps or triceps tendon in the arm. This tear can lead to pain, swelling, bruising and a decrease in the ability to move the arm.

What Happens During a Reinsertion of a Ruptured Biceps or Triceps Tendon Procedure?

During a reinsertion procedure, a surgeon will make an incision near the site of the tear, allowing them to gain access to the injured tendon. The surgeon will then suture the torn tendon back into its original spot at the muscle and bone. They may also use additional tools such as screws or anchors to stabilize the reinserted tendon.

What to Expect After a Reinsertion of a Ruptured Biceps or Triceps Tendon Procedure?

After undergoing reinsertion of a ruptured biceps or triceps tendon, a patient can expect to remain in the hospital for several days in order to recover. The patient will also be required to wear a sling for a couple of weeks or more afterwards. Additionally, physical therapy may be recommended to regain full movement of the arm and elbow.

Conclusion

Reinsertion of a ruptured biceps or triceps tendon is a surgical procedure used to repair a tear in one of the arm tendons. This procedure is usually recommended when someone experiences a tear in either the biceps or triceps tendon. During this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision and reattach the tendon to its original location at the muscle and bone. After the reinsertion, the patient will need to rest and undergo physical therapy in order to regain full movement of the arm.

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