Bicep distal brachial tendon

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Dreadfish
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Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by Dreadfish » December 5th, 2018, 5:36 pm

Well it's official. I have a partial tear in my bicep distal brachial tendon....
No rowing possibly forever. At best maybe 6 months and the possibility remains that I will tear it completely
Not in a good headspace at the moment
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Erik
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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by JMac » December 6th, 2018, 6:40 am

Sorry to hear that.

I tore my biceps tendon completely on 7th January this year. I had surgery to repair it on 23rd January.

Surgery and rehab went well, I have full range of motion and started rowing again (tentatively) on 2nd May.

Regarding my performance, everything is at the level (slightly better) than it was prior to my injury. I still have aches when starting to row and my strength in the gym (bicep curls, bench press etc) is still not at where it was.

I have done any true sprint work yet (1K and under), as mentally I don't think I'm ready for that level of effort.

Do you have the option of surgery to repair it?
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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by lindsayh » December 6th, 2018, 7:43 am

Dreadfish wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Well it's official. I have a partial tear in my bicep distal brachial tendon....
No rowing possibly forever. At best maybe 6 months and the possibility remains that I will tear it completely
Not in a good headspace at the moment
that is tough Erik - sorry to hear - get some good advice to see what you can do to keep active
After seeing the one armed rowers at Invictus Games maybe there are options!!
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Dreadfish
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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by Dreadfish » December 6th, 2018, 4:21 pm

one of the options was surgery but he (the Surgeon) was pretty vague about it. as in yes surgery is an option but there were no guarantee that it will be a good repair and it would still be weak and possibly fully tear in the future.

so just taking it day by day and trying not to aggrevate it further.

LOL@ Lindsay I was considering that
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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by JMac » December 6th, 2018, 6:10 pm

See a specialist if you can, if surgery is an option take it.

It'll never be 100% again (90-95% if surgery goes well) but better than the 50% (at best) strength you'll get if you leave it.
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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by Dreadfish » December 6th, 2018, 9:03 pm

unfortunatel :cry: y that was the specialist
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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by Dangerscouse » December 7th, 2018, 5:04 pm

That's tough news to accept Erik. I hope you find a solution
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:38; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by rr0ss0rr » December 8th, 2018, 5:11 pm

I also had a partial tear and 2 weeks later my eye glasses were falling and when I reached to grab them, Whamo, full tear. Had the surgery and coming from the point from not able to pick up a coin I can say that my arm now is stronger than ever. It was a longer process than I imagined, but don't despair (as I did).

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Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Post by edinborogh » December 13th, 2018, 12:11 am

i had a knee injury last December and was forced to sit out until May.
rowed until August and then another corrective surgery that kept me out until two days ago.

i rowed 3*1K at easy pace. its hard to sit out, but with time and healing you'l be back at it.

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