Advanced Bicep Repair Surgery Can Help You Get Back in the Game
If you have torn your bicep because of a sports injury or other trauma, Dr. Aron D. Rovner, MD, offers effective bicep repair surgery at his New Jersey offices. During surgery, he will remove any damaged cartilage and muscle tissue. Then he will reconnect your tendon to the corresponding bones. At New York Spine and Sports Surgery, Dr. Rovner often uses arthroscopes to perform minimally invasive bicep surgeries. In addition, he can perform platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy along with your bicep repair. With these combined treatments, you can enjoy a swift recovery and get back to your normal activities as soon as possible.
The surgeon may use a tiny camera called an arthroscope, inserted through small incisions.
Do You Require Bicep Repair Surgery?
Your bicep is the muscle that allows you to rotate your upper arm and bend your shoulder. Tendons attach the muscle to your elbow and shoulder bones. A bicep tear actually affects these tendons, and it may be full or partial. Bicep tears can result because of a fall or from lifting something too heavy. They are also one of the most common types of sports injuries, frequently associated with overuse. Bicep tears often affect baseball players, football players, golfers, and many other types of athletes.
Along with arthroscopic surgery, we also utilize advanced healing treatments such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
If you tear your bicep, you will most often feel a sharp, shooting pain when it happens. You may also suffer from swelling, bruising, weakness in your shoulder, and decreased range of motion. If you experience these symptoms, Dr. Rovner will take x-rays and MRI scans of your shoulder. In many cases, bicep tears do not require surgery. At our office, we offer conservative treatment and will only recommend surgery when it is truly necessary.
Surgical Treatment Options
During bicep surgery, Dr. Rovner will reattach the torn tendon to your bone. He will do this through small incisions, and he may use stitches or metal implants to hold the tendon in place. Often, Dr. Rovner will perform arthroscopic bicep surgery. Using a tiny surgical camera, he can repair the damaged tendon through very small incisions. This type of minimally invasive surgery will result in faster healing time and negligible scarring. After your surgery, it will take some time for your full range of motion to come back. Dr. Rovner will refer you to a physical therapist, who will prescribe exercises to rebuild strength and flexibility. When you perform these exercises regularly, you will typically enjoy a full recovery.
Why Choose Dr. Rovner for Your Bicep Repair?
At New York Spine and Sports Surgery, we use the latest techniques to provide you with outstanding care. Along with arthroscopic surgery, we also utilize advanced healing treatments such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. After your surgery, Dr. Rovner will take a sample of your blood, and he will place it in a centrifuge. The centripetal force isolates the healing platelets, which contribute to the formation of blood clots. Dr. Rovner will then inject the cells into your upper arm. The platelets will speed healing, allowing you to regain strength and get back to your normal activities very quickly. This is one reason that our practice can be a great choice for serious athletes who are anxious to get back in shape as soon as possible.