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Biceps Tenodesis

Biceps Tendonitis

Surgery is frequently performed to help eliminate biceps tendon pain, and is known as a biceps tenodesis.  Using small arthroscopic incisions, the damaged biceps tendon is released from its attachment in the shoulder joint.  The upper, or inflamed portion of the tendon,  is then removed and the remaining healthy portion of the tendon is anchored to the bone with a small incision near the armpit.

Your arm is placed in a sling for a total of four weeks after surgery, although you may begin some physical therapy beginning at one week post-op.  Typical return to day-to-day activities is between eight and twelve weeks after surgery and return to sports, including throwing, begins around three and a half months after surgery.  Typical recovery time is four to six months.