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bicep tendon rupture

I had surgery about 6 weeks ago on my shoulder to repair a slap tear and a bicep rupture impingment and they cleaned it up for me. my dog knocked me over and i tried to catch myself i felt a sharp pain in my arm below the shoulder. I started therapy today and during the evaluation I showed them the lump i have on my bicep. They told me that they think it is possible the tendon ruptured again, And that i should see the dr right away. but tell me not to worry about it that i don't need it for a normal life. My question is the company i work for i have to do alot of heavy lifting. I have to be able to lift and carry 150 lbs and push and pull up to 600 lbs can i do this with the tendon being ruptured?
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long headed repair can it be fixed twice will the bicept all ways look it has a dent in even after operation thanks
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Hi,
           How are you? The biceps tendon is the structure that connects the biceps muscle to the bone. There is a proximal biceps tendon at the shoulder joint, and a distal biceps tendon at the elbow. When the biceps tendon ruptures, this tendon is detached. Following a biceps tendon rupture, the muscle cannot pull on the bone, and certain movements may be weakened and painful. There are two types of biceps tendon ruptures: Proximal type is the most common type of biceps tendon injury. It is most common in patients over 60 years of age, and often causes minimal symptoms. The distal biceps tendon is injured around the elbow joint. This is usually an injury that occurs with heavy lifting or sports in middle-aged men. Most patients with a distal biceps rupture will have surgery to repair the torn tendon.

I think in your case it is the distal biceps rupture. Most patients will experience benefit if the biceps tendon is repaired surgically. If the tear is incomplete, or if the patient is very low-demand (not active), then surgery may not be needed. However, most patients who want more normal use of their arm will benefit from surgery to repair the ruptured tendon to the bone. So, you can resume to your normal activity after surgical repair.

I would suggest that you visit a orthopaedician, for further assistance.
Best.

                            
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