What is bicep tenodesis?

The body is made of a system of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the musculoskeletal system. Because of the complexity of the body, there are a wide range of issues that can occur if a patient is injured. One of the surgeries provided by our providers at Desio Sports Medicine is bicep tenodesis.

What is bicep tenodesis?

Dr. Stephen M. Desio of Worcester, MA is an orthopedic professional who describes bicep tenodesis as a procedure that is used to address either a tear in the biceps tendon at the shoulder, or a tendon that is unstable and jumping in and out of it’s track. This procedure addresses the tendon that attaches the muscle to the bone when torn, unstable, or damaged. The procedure may be performed alone or as part of a more significant procedure to address the shoulder area. It is done arthroscopically through very small incisions as part of a same day surgery.

What can I expect after bicep tenodesis surgery?

When patients are in need of this procedure, they often have questions regarding how long they’ll be off of work or physical activities following surgery. Dr. Stephen M. Desio educates his patients thoroughly on the recovery period needed after this procedure. Below are a few recommendations for patients to consider when choosing bicep tenodesis:

  • Patients are often released from the hospital on the same day as their procedure.
  • Exercises will be recommended upon discharge from the hospital to keep the shoulder area from locking or weakening from reduced use.
  • Follow-up appointments are made for approximately 5 days  post-operatively.
  • Physiotherapy will be scheduled to continue for 3 months following surgery to regain range of motion.
  • A shoulder sling will be used for about three weeks or longer after the procedure has been performed.
  • Patients may need to take at least three weeks off of work, though some may require several months depending on the severity of their condition and the type of work they perform.

Call Desio Sports Medicine today!

Worcester, MA area patients who are in need of surgery to treat a tear in the bicep tendon at the shoulder are strongly encouraged to ask about treatment with Dr. Stephen M. Desio and his team. Contact the office by calling (508) 363-6363 to schedule an appointment at our facility, conveniently located in Suite 520 at 123 Summer Street. We are dedicated to providing the best in care and attention for you at your time of need!


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123 Summer St.
Suite 520
Worcester, MA 01608

Tel: 508.363.6363

123 Summer St. Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608 508.363.6363