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Distal Biceps Rupture

The distal biceps tendon is located near the elbow joint and is responsible for attaching the biceps muscle to the forearm bone. The major function of the biceps is the rotation of the forearm called supination.  Its secondary function is to assist with elbow flexion.  A distal biceps tendon tear occurs when this tendon is partially or completely torn away from the bone, resulting in significant pain and weakness in the affected arm.  Weakness is noticed mostly with tristing motions such as turning a screwdriver or pulling a tight lid off a jar.

Common causes of distal biceps tendon tears or ruptures include sudden, forceful movements.  This happens when a heavy object is falling and you attempt to reach out and catch it.  The distal biceps can also be injured with overuse injuries that occur with repetitive activities such as weightlifting or sports that require a lot of gripping.

Dr. Johnson is an orthopedic specialist who uses advanced diagnostic tools to identify distal biceps tendon tears and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's specific needs. Treatment options may include physical therapy, medication, or minimally invasive surgical procedures, depending on the severity of the injury. Our goal is to help patients regain full function and strength in their affected arm, allowing them to return to their daily activities and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.

If you're experiencing pain or weakness in your arm, particularly near the elbow joint, contact Dr. Johnson today to schedule a consultation. We'll work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you achieve optimal outcomes

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