How To: Diagnose and treat a biceps tear

Diagnose and treat a biceps tear

The biceps tendon attaches the biceps muscle to the radius. Learn how to diagnose and treat a biceps tendon tear in this medical how-to video. Usually the area is painful, swollen and bruised.

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Commonly seen in mature adults
Straightforward diagnoses
Check if tendon is taut
Treat with ice
Elevate
Rest
May require surgery

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"Dr. Ostrander is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of sports-related injuries. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Bowdoin College and received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine with Magna Cum Laude. His residency was at the University of California, San Diego with a concurent one year fellowship in musculoskeletal research. Dr. Ostrander has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented this research at numerous national and regional meetings. He has received a number of awards related to his research and academic pursuits. A native of Watertown, CT, Dr. Ostrander resides with his wife and three children. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities. "

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