Partial Tendon Tear

Need some advise. I've had 2 differing Orthopedic Surgeon opinions on this. I had a distal bicep injury that included a pop. The MRI revealed a "Moderate to High Grade tear of the distal bicep tendon from teh radial attachment. The proximal musculotendinous junction is held by lacertus fibers which is nondisplaced". The injury happened about 1-1/2 months ago so I know I have to act quick if surgery is involved. It does feel like it is healing and I have been resting it. The numbness in the fingers has gone away, the brusing has healed, and I can do more activities without pain. There is no obvious physical deformation although I can feel the tendon is alittle mushy and not as crisp as the othe arm. Can someone give me some pro's and con's with convservative vs surgical treatment? Does it heal the same either way?

Posted By Chris on September 05, 2007 at 10:40:05:

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