About Distal Biceps Rupture
Distal Biceps Rupture most commonly occurs when trying to lift a heavy object or when quickly straightening the elbow.
Signs & Symptoms
When this tendon is injured, patients will often feel a pop in the front of their elbow and have immediate pain. Patients normally notice that the bicep muscle looks different. It is common to have bruising and swelling around the front of the elbow when it occurs.
It is best to treat complete distal bicep ruptures within the first 4 weeks of occurrence for a better success rate of reattachment.
Risks & Concerns
The associated surgeries risks including but not limited to;
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Need for further surgery
- Failure to relieve symptoms
- Worsening pain
- Neurovascular deficit or injury
- Risk of anaesthetic
- Frozen shoulder