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    advise sought on bicep tear: pros and cons of surgery

    Been treated by a phsiotherapist for about 3 months, after I tolerated discomfort in my elbow. Doc is sending me now for an ultrasound (MRI schedules are VERY tight and long). Surgery is being considered. Looking for those who have been on this path to talk about what worked, what to avoid, suggestions for alternatives to surgery. Injury is my dominant arm. Being a teacher makes the prolonged post-surgery time in a sling problematic. I'm 48 and am not a professional bb, so I don't need this arm for income related to muscle use; yet I'm not willing to hang up sport/fitness this young.
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    I had reconstructive surgery on my right shoulder and bicep. The surgery and recovery sucked really badly but was worth it in the long run. I was 35-36 when I got it and that may have attributed to the gruelling recovery, but even at 48 I'd get it done.

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    I tore my right bicep 15 years ago and didn't have the surgery. My Dr. reccomended I didn't due to how much strength I had and how the surgery at that time was potentially with complications. If I had the injury today I wouldn't hesitate. DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Originally Posted by Maritimer View Post
    Been treated by a phsiotherapist for about 3 months, after I tolerated discomfort in my elbow. Doc is sending me now for an ultrasound (MRI schedules are VERY tight and long). Surgery is being considered. Looking for those who have been on this path to talk about what worked, what to avoid, suggestions for alternatives to surgery. Injury is my dominant arm. Being a teacher makes the prolonged post-surgery time in a sling problematic. I'm 48 and am not a professional bb, so I don't need this arm for income related to muscle use; yet I'm not willing to hang up sport/fitness this young.
    Do er bro just seek out a doc that's experienced in sports injuries. A good friend of mine tore his bicep off and the surgery was a joke. His bicep is 2 inches shorter and strength is bunk because of the position of the muscle. He's not a bodybuilder but it does affect his job etc.
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