shoulder biceps surgery
The biceps muscle is located at the front of your arm. The muscle has two tendons that attach it to the bones of the scapula bone of the shoulder and one tendon that attaches to the radius bone at the elbow. The tendons connect muscles to bones and allow us to move our limbs.
Injuries to the biceps tendons include:
- Proximal biceps tendonitis at shoulder
- Proximal biceps tendon tear at shoulder
Surgery can be performed after continued symptoms despite physical therapy and/or injections
You should wear a sling when sleeping or in a crowded situation
You do not need a sling during the day if the arm is at the side
You may shower immediately, but do not submerge the dressing.
Do not take off the steri-strips
It takes 3 months for the soft tissues to heal
Wear a sling when you sleep