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Partial Tear of Bicept Tendon



i believe i have a partial tear of my bicept tendon,will this heal on its own being its not a full tear,or should it be repaired by surgery?and if it will heal on its own being only partialy tore,what is the full heal time on a partial bicept tear if at all, thank you


The decision to repair a bicep tendon rupture is unique to each individual. For instance, if you are employed in a physically-demanding job or enjoy weightlifting as an exercise, repairing a partial tendon tear may be a better solution than conservative treatment.

It is best to consult an orthopedic surgeon to determine the best long-term treatment for your specific case.

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Angela Justina Beisner, MA, AC Angela Justina Beisner, MA, AC
Athletic Trainer
Department of Athletics Instructor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University