Biceps Tenodesis

What is a Biceps Tenodesis?

A biceps tenodesis is an operation that takes the tendon of the biceps muscle, removes it from where it usually attaches at the shoulder joint, and reattaches it on the arm bone (humerus).

A tendon is a thick band of fibres that attaches muscle to bone. The tendon of the biceps muscles can become irritated and inflamed near where it attaches at the shoulder joint. This is called biceps tendonitis. Treatment for this condition is usually conservative initially, with exercises and lifestyle modification. If these measures fail to improve the symptoms, surgery is considered. A Biceps tenodesis is one potential surgical option for this condition.

31 July, 2012