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Old 07-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
Jason R Nelson
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Ruptured Bicep

How long you guys think I need to take off for a ruptured bicep? Dr. says no real fix for it and that I'm deformed for life but I'm more concerned with when I should start working out again...

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

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How long you guys think I need to take off for a ruptured bicep? Dr. says no real fix for it and that I'm deformed for life but I'm more concerned with when I should start working out again...

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You might start with Googling: "Bill Starr muscle rehab"

and find a new doctor.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

What part of your bicep has been ruptured. I've had 2. A distal total rupture and a total rupture of the long head. Both were surgically repaired.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

Typically if you're older like 50+ they might not do a long head repair of your biceps...

But they will almost always do a distal biceps tendon rupture repair.

Going to need more information...

But you can always get a second opinion from other docs which is a good idea.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

I was 55 when they re-attached the long head.
Perhaps there is a Univ of WA educated doc near you.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

Go to my blog 321GoMD.com. A lot on biceps and shoulders, Sean
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

I'm sorry I can't contribute any decent info on this topic but how did you rupture your bicep?. I personally believe that people don't need to suffer an injury to learn about injury types. maybe through sharing exercise injuries, we can exercise injury free.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

wow, great blog info dr. rockett!

Jason, I also have a ruptured proxomal bicep head tendon - along with a large/partial supraspinatur rotator cuff tear. I am going to have surgery with dr. rockett on both. my injury happened about 2 months ago. It took about 2 weeks to feel good enough to continue some workouts...and I will continue until surgery time. I did see several doctors, most had the opinion that a ruptured long head bicep should be left alone since you dont really lose major strength, etc. I have dropped some movements and wods since the injury - such as heavy power cleans, overhead barbell, kipping....anyway I have decided to get both the bicep and rotator cuff repaired thru surgery.

good luck with your situation also!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #9
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

I was doing power cleans and getting tired... Must have been doing more of a reverse curl as it just popped.

I'm going to have to go to a different Dr I guess after hearing you guys had yours reattached because this is frustrating. Not real painful unless lifting something. Problem is I love lifting things....
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:23 AM   #10
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Re: Ruptured Bicep

I tore mine on May 21 2012 doing cleans at 50% 1RM. I had Bicep Tenodesis and some shoulder work done on June 8 2012. I am 47 yrs old. Rehab is going great. I am back to WOD's with modifications. I would do the surgery again. It has been worth it even though it's been a long road. Find a new doctor.
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