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Rupture of biceps tendon.

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I am trying to decipher what my mri of my right elbow mean. Here is the radiologist report.
1. Moderate grade partial thickness tearing of the distal bicep tendon at its attachment to the radialtuberosity with more extensive involvement of the tendon of the short head of the biceps brachii muscle and associated with mild bicipitoradial bursitis and normal myotendinous junction and lacertus fibrosis .

2.thickening of the radial collateral ligament compatible with remote trauma.

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In clinical terms the MRI report means that there is a rupture of the Biceps tendon where it connects the bicepts to the elbow. There is surrounding inflammation around the joint. This is not a rare condition and can be treated without much complications. This could result from a trauma or overuse.

I would require your clinical history to provide additional details. Please provide the medical history and symptoms as a followup
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Patient replied :

I was lifting a dock plate approximately 800lbs with another guy and my elbow popped . I am 26 years old and do heavy manual labor and workout daily, will surgery be my best option to gain full strengjt?


Since the rupture was from the elbow Surgery is generally the prefered option especially if full strength is important. Being said that other factors, the physical examination, the joint features, any shortening etc will have to be accessed before proceeding with surgery. This is best done by your treating Surgeon.

But generally Surgery will be better option, especially to regain strength.

Hope this helps
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Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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