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    Surgery to repair torn biceps tendon

    I have a torn bicep tendon. It is off of the bone at the elbow.

    I need advice. Should I have the surgery?

    Will the lack of tendon attachment screw up my PL'ing?

    My other love is golf and I found out that it will not affect that.

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    lol @ golf, such a crappy "sport".

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    Manveet, thanks for the concern fellow lifter.

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    Sorry, I had to say that. Personally I have no idea whether or not it will hurt your pulling lifts. I would personally go in and get the surgery done, let it heal, then get back at it.

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    From what i can remember most people that tear the bicep right off the bone end up getting surgery asap. go to elitefts and ask dave, he probly tore his off befor and if he didn't its gauranteed he new someone that did. Best of luck with your recovery
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    How long ago did you tear it? I'm not an orthopod, but my understanding is that the tendon should be repaired immediately if the surgery is going to be successful. Ken Norton Jr tore his near the end of the Cowboy's second Super Bowl season and went around with his arm hanging down until after the Super Bowl was over. I'm not sure what kind of result he got after waiting a couple of months, but the general gist was that he was risking a full recovery by not having the surgery done right away.

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    That's been my understand as well, Delphi.

    As far as affecting your lifts, well, you can squat, but that's about it.
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    How did you tear it?

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    I just read your thread at elitefitness, damn you did it deadlifting.

    i think I will make a thread about this

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    Guys, thanks for the advice.

    Adam, I called Dave and left him a message. Still waiting for a
    reply. I heard that he had a tear and did not have it fixed. I also
    heard that Louie Simmons tore both of his and did not get them
    fixed. This is what I heard from my lifting partner. Will wait for
    confirmation from Dave.

    Manveet, thanks for the second reply. By the way, give golf a
    try. It is hard at first but after you start getting good it is a blast.

    Delphi, I tore it on Friday in a pulling contest.

    PowerManDL, I wish I could say that you were wrong but
    something inside of me says that you are right.

    Nate, I see you read my post at elitefitness.com. So, you know
    the story. I could not get my grip correct and it cost me.

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    I remember hearing about louie having both torn off and leaving them like that. Gotta remember though that louie and the guys are all nuts! There life is powerlifting. I'd probly go for the surgery because down the road you might regret not having it done.
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    I've heard of people choosing to not have surgery on an avulsed quadricep tendon, but not a bicep tendon. I would sure see an orthopod and get it fixed. The longer you wait, the more the muscle atrophies and the higher up the tendon is, away from where it's supposed to be.

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