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Ruptured Bicep Tendon

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While playing hockey two days ago I completely ruptured one of the bicep tendons that attaches to the forearm.
I had surgery yesterday to re-attach the tendon and all went well. As an avid golfer how long of a recovery period can I expect before I can play golf? The surgeon said I wouldn’t be back in the weightroom for four months.
I tend to be a quick healer and am a motivated individual when it comes to therapy and excercises.
Is there anything extra I can do to speed the process? Thanks Jim

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    I have ruptured the Longneck Biceps Tendon in my left arm. There is no swelling, bruising or pain. I have good range of movement. If I were to try to play golf, could I do additional damage? I have tried to swing a club and not hit balls. I do no feel pain or limitation of swing.

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    Hi,
    I just wanted to know if there is a support brace for the arm (right) that I can use when I go bowling. arm does not hurt, but just for added support. Ruptured bicep tendon about 2 months ago.

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    Could anyone help with a question. I ruptured my bicep tendon five years ago. Did not have it fixed. I can curl as good as ever but cannot lift a gal.of milk up to the refrigerator. My question is, can this tendon be reattached now after this long?
    Thanks
    Arnold

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    Hi, I have just ruptured the bicep tendon going into my forearm while playing football on the line. I am seeing the spe***t tomorrow. The emergency room wanted to book me straight in for surgery but I wanted a second opinion. If I have surgery will my arm be put in a cast or is it just in a sling? Would you guys recommend surgery or just physio?

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    There is only one distal tendon, that is why surgery is always done. I am 6’1″ 210lbs, good condition, did everything Dr. told me and it was about 4mths before I golfed. 2wks after I was pain free. If you golf sooner and take a divot it is painful, trust me. Not much you can do to speed the healing because the bone has to heal around the screws. After 4 1/2 mths I can still only curl around 20lbs without it shaking like hell.

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    I tore the same tendon 2 months ago. Had surgery to reattach. I’ve been doing light weights (10 pounds) for the last couple of weeks. Best advice: Start physio asap. Orthopedic surgeons are pretty conservative. I waited 6 weeks before physio and had loads of scar tissue build up, which the physio said could have been averted through deep tissued massage, if I had started earlier. So it took me 3 weeks to get my arm sraight. I also had access to this machine (can’t remember the name), which **** up the scar tissue and then massages it between rollers. It worked very well. I can find out the name for you. Hope this helps

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