New surgery video: From weight lifting to Biceps Reconstruction

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Shoulder injuries can occur while performing a variety of physical activities. Workout activities are among the most common causes for a variety of shoulder injuries. Moreover, even professionals who workout with the highest level of precaution can injure themselves while working out. One of Dr. Tehrany’s recent patient was a 40-year old weightlifter who injured his labrum while working out. He had an appointment with Dr. Armin Tehrany promptly, which is always ideal as prompt medical attention prevents further complications. During the appointment, Dr. Tehrany diagnosed the patient with a glenoid labrum injury and recommended proceeding with an arthroscopic biceps reconstruction. Dr. Tehrany believed it would be the most effective treatment considering the level of pain the patient suffered as a result of the labrum’s instability. For educational purposes, Dr. Tehrany recorded the surgery and shared it to help people understand the flow of the biceps reconstruction.
  First, Dr. Tehrany cleaned the badly torn labrum and removed the loose fragments. This step enabled Dr. Tehrany to get more free space and a better view of the shoulder. After he cleaned the area, he proceeded with the biceps reconstruction.
“We are gonna trim this out, and then we are going to reconstruct his biceps tendon, which is connected to the labrum,” explained Dr. Tehrany.
During the biceps reconstruction, Dr. Tehrany disconnected the biceps from its natural origin and secured it to the humerus using a hardware fixation technique. This technique uses a combination of tape, sutures, and screws to restructure the connection between the biceps and the shoulder. After Dr. Tehrany drilled a hole in the humerus to anchor the biceps tendon, he inserted a screw into the bone. He also connected the screw to а tape tied around the biceps tendon. With this step, Dr. Tehrany severed the biceps tendon from its initial attachment and completed the reconstruction.
“We do not need it attached in two different places,” Dr. Tehrany explained.
As a diligent surgeon, Dr. Tehrany identified additional issues that required his attention and surgical skills. He polished and smoothened the bone spur to prevent it from digging into the rotator cuff.
“In surgery, I feel it is important not only to treat the problem but potentially do some prevention as well,” said Dr. Tehrany.
The incredible attention to detail confirmed Dr. Tehrany as a leader in his specialty. His attentiveness and remarkable bedside manner extend to all of his patients. If you are experiencing shoulder pain and looking for a qualified professional that you can trust, schedule your consultation today with New York’s top knee and shoulder specialist, Dr. Armin Tehrany.