Biceps Tendinopathy Follow-up

Updated: Jul 20, 2017
  • Author: Peter Gonzalez, MD; Chief Editor: Robert H Meier, III, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence

Modify risk factors where possible.

Strengthen muscles concentrically and eccentrically prior to a return to full activity.

Perform sport-specific or work-specific training prior to returning to work or sports activity.

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Complications

Biceps rupture - The long head of the biceps is vulnerable to rupture.

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Prognosis

Full recovery and a return to work/sports are expected with 6-8 weeks.

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Patient Education

Educate the patient about using proper body mechanics to prevent recurrent injury (eg, pitching techniques, lifting techniques). Advocate regular stretching before and after exercise.

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's First Aid and Injuries Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Tendinitis.

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