Physical Therapy Distal Bicep Tendon Repair- Rehabilitation Protocol The intent of this protocol is to provide the clinician with a guideline of the post-operative rehabilitation course for a patient that has undergone a distal biceps tendon repair. It is by no means intended to be a substitute for one's clinical decision making
Physical Therapy Protocol Dr. Allan Hunt Phase I 0-2 Weeks- Maximum protection If biceps tenodesis, no AROM with flexion of elbow or forearm supination for 4 weeks Target ROM at 6 weeks: 90°-120° passive flexion and 20°-30° passive ER
Physical Therapy for Biceps Tendinitis: If your symptoms are persistent (have been ongoing for more than 2 weeks), then you've reached the point where you need to see a physical therapist. During your appointment, try your best to explain where your pain is, and what movements aggravate it.
A biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure which may be performed for treatment of severe symptoms involving the biceps tendon, including inflammation or partial tears. It may be performed in isolation or as part of a larger shoulder surgery, including surgery involving the rotator cuff.
Ohio State physicians and physical therapists work collaboratively to develop best clinical practices for post-surgical rehabilitation. The path to regaining range of motion, strength and function can require a sustained and coordinated effort from the patient, his or her family, the Ohio State Sports Medicine physical therapy team and sometimes, other healthcare providers.
Biceps Tenodesis Post-op Protocol. his protocol is intended to be a general outline only. The physician reserves the right to either advance or delay this protocol as deemed necessary. If so, this should be done by direct communication with the therapist, or in writing on the therapy referral form given to the patient on the day of surgery.