Triceps tendon ruptures are not very common, but they are a debilitating injury. A triceps tendon rupture may require surgery. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab.
Fixed with surgery
Increase range of motion gradually
Recovery is 3-4 months
About this Author
Mr. Paine is well known physical therapist with the Roger Clemens Institute at Memorial Hospital. After getting his degree in physical therapy from Texas Women's University he trained for several years under David Drez, MD, a renowned surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has been a rehab consultant for the Houston Rockets, Houston Astros and NASA. He has given hundreds of presentations in his career in the US and abroad and has published many chapters in text books and papers in peer review journals.