Just joined today and looking for help. 3 weeks ago I had a large bone spur removed along with RC clean up and had to have a bicep Tenodesis as the tendon was partially torn with chronic inflammation.
Everything was going well until Sunday. I had my sling off for a while to let the arm hang (Dr said I could do this). My young son was messing around and fell off the couch backwards. Of course reflexes kicked in and I moved my arm out quickly but never did touch him. My longhead of the bicep ruptured out of the repair (it was screwed into my bicep canal outside the shoulder). The Dr. confirmed it is ruptured but stated he did not know why it did so but believes I must have actively flexed it very hard. I have a pop eye effect going on and not sure what to do.
The Dr. said he does not think I should fix it as I won't lose much strength and it is a cosmic issue. He says the cons out way the pros to fix it. The repair would be more complex as a larger incision would be done on the outside of the bicep to find the tendon and at that point see the condition of the tendon, which will determine where to reattach it (possibly into the chest, as he indicated he can not reattach in the same place he just tried). He also states there are a lot more nerves in the bicep area that could lead to nerve problems.
I am a 41 year old male, a gym goer at heart and love home projects from gardening to small home repairs.
Will I still be able to do these things?
Do I take a chance on another type of Tenodesis or try to live with the Tenotomy that has been chosen for me?
Anything I can do to limit the pop eye effect before the tendon scars over if I don't do surgery?
I have heard once it scars over (~month) it is too late to repair, is this correct?
Any advice would be so much appreciated.