The biceps tendon plays a vital role in the activity of the shoulder and the arm. It is the tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the bones in the shoulder and the elbow enabling the arm to rotate and the elbow to bend, and as a result of the constant overuse of the arm and the biceps muscle, the biceps tendon in the shoulder may deteriorate and eventually tear over time.

Other shoulder conditions, such as shoulder impingement and rotator cuff tears can additionally weaken or tear the biceps tendon. However, the two leading causes for biceps tendon tear are a sudden, severe injury to the shoulder and repetitive motions that outstretch the arm. Depending on the severity of the tear, there are various available treatments for the biceps tendon repair.

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When Paul Friday visited Manhattan Orthopedic Care due to pain in his right shoulder, his symptoms clearly indicated that there was a severe tear in his biceps tendon in the shoulder. Paul’s shoulder felt weak, and he had trouble rotating the arm. Moreover, he felt an excruciating pain in the shoulder that tormented him for a while.

Dr. Armin Tehrany took all the time needed to examine Paul’s shoulder carefully and set the proper diagnosis.  Led by his caring attitude, Dr. Tehrany presented and thoroughly explained the available treatment options for the biceps tendon repair, and recommended the treatment that promised the best results for Paul.

Confident in Dr. Tehrany’s knowledge and experience, Paul decided to proceed with the surgical biceps tendon repair. Even though he knew that the biceps tenodesis takes more time to recover, Paul felt comfortable with his decision as he believed that Dr. Tehrany was the best orthopedic surgeon to perform the biceps tendon repair.

“Solid one-stop shop. Dr. Tehrany can probably do a bicep tendon repair in his sleep.”

Paul’s successful recovery and sincere gratitude are the most fulfilling parts of being orthopedic doctors. Thank you, Paul, for trusting us and choosing Manhattan Orthopedic Care for your biceps tendon repair.