Non-operative Biceps Tendon Rupture Treatment
In most cases, patients do not notice any loss of shoulder or arm function following a proximal biceps tendon rupture. Some cramping of the retracted muscle and perhaps a slight bulge in the arm are usually the most common symptoms. The reason why there is minimal function loss following a proximal biceps tendon rupture is that there are two tendinous muscle attachments of the biceps at the shoulder joint.
Surgical repair of the proximal biceps tendon is usually only prescribed for younger, active patients.