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Discussion: Torn Bicep Tendon

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Aug. 27, 2009
Reggie44
Men's 50
34 posts
Torn Bicep Tendon
Just found out that I tore my bicep tendon
from the bone in my left elbow. It will not mend on it's own and I need surgery.
Has anyone had this injury/surgery and how has things turned out? How long is the recovery time before playing again? Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks
Brad Edginton a.k.a. Reg (Colorado Mudhens)
Aug. 27, 2009
JMM
Men's 50
5 posts
I completely torn mine about 6 years ago swinging a bat. I had surgery two days later and was told the rehab would take six months. I started playing again after the six month layoff. It took quite a while to get my power stroke back, but I think that was more mental then physical. I have been play pain free since I came back.

Luckily, it was not my throwing arm. I probably would have been scared to throw hard if it was.
Aug. 27, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4315 posts
Might depend on which of the two got tore. I tore one in my left shoulder also, about 3 years ago but was told it is not repairable. Luckily for me it's not my throwing arm.
Bothers me somewhat, but doesn't affect bat swing.
Hope yours isn't as bad as mine.
Heal well.
Aug. 27, 2009
JMM
Men's 50
5 posts
Mine was torn at the elbow and I was lucky to have a very good surgeon.
Aug. 27, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4315 posts
I also have a good one has done roughly 9 on me. i just keep tearing them up...lol
Mine is at the shoulder but forget if back side or front. Perhaps that is some difference as well.
either way not good since there are only the two. Not sure how I did mine, but do know rotator cuff repair and rehab takes awhile also.
Happy mending.
Aug. 27, 2009
Pieman
Men's 50
84 posts
I have detached biceps tendons in both arms. In 1985 and was dicouraged from surgery and then in 1987 detached the other. Get it sewn back on. I played ball 7 weeks after surgery in 1987. Tried to have the 1985 injury repaired but atrophy set in and all they could do is pull it down and tie it into another tendon. Get it repaired right away.

Mike Santo
Sweett Construction 55
Aug. 27, 2009
Reggie44
Men's 50
34 posts
Thanks for all the great info. I too tore it while swinging the bat. I am right handed so its my pull through arm. Unfortunatly I thought it was just a pulled muscle and did not see the doctor until 2 and half weeks later, so it is going to be 3 and half weeks for surgery after i injured it. Thanks JMM, Taits and Pieman. I will have to say that being put in that tube for a MRI freaked me out. LOL
Aug. 27, 2009
Reggie44
Men's 50
34 posts
Mike are you a power hitter?
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