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    Default Partial Thickness Tear of proximal Biceps Tendon

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if there is any advice or experience with a partial thickness tear of the proximal biceps tendon as it comes over the top of the humorous?
    The original MRI report said I had a small type 2 SLAP tear, but this is not the case at all after an orthopaedic surgeon (specialising in shoulders) reviewed the images, she said I don't have a SLAP tear but have a tear as mentioned above.
    This fits my symptoms much more accurately.
    Should I just continue training with lighter loads and just go through the SRA cycle?

    Cheers
    Aaron

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    It is a 30% tear of the tendon.

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    Since you are under the care of a tertiary provider for an orthopaedic condition, I'd have to defer this question to your orthopaedic surgeon.

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    The thread appears to be dead, so I will hijack it with a related question:

    Is this this same injury Eddie Hall appears to have? What is your opinion on his decision not to have it surgically repaired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yngvi View Post
    The thread appears to be dead, so I will hijack it with a related question:

    Is this this same injury Eddie Hall appears to have? What is your opinion on his decision not to have it surgically repaired?
    I'm not familiar with Eddie Hall's injury, although when I did a brief search of it, it seems to be a distal biceps tendon rupture. I'm sure someone with the physical capacity of Eddie Hall and the amount of money he stands to lose from making a poor medical decision has considered all possibilities prior to making his decision. There is certainly an orthopaedic surgeon behind the scenes that has provided him with his / her interpretation of the situation.

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    Still sounded/looked like a proximal tear of the long head of the bicep to me:

    Eddie Hall Tears His Bicep While Wrestling for His New TV Show - BarBend

    He actually does say "it can't be surgically reattached" in his case, so that may have been the reason.

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    Coincidentally, I strained the proximal long head bicep tendon last night unracking a warm-up weight for OHP. (probably minor strain)

    It did not bother me in any of the lifts after that, but under palpation, soreness is apparent.

    Anything I should look out for or modify in my training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yngvi View Post
    Still sounded/looked like a proximal tear of the long head of the bicep to me:

    Eddie Hall Tears His Bicep While Wrestling for His New TV Show - BarBend

    He actually does say "it can't be surgically reattached" in his case, so that may have been the reason.
    I've never seen an orthopaedic surgeon attempt to reattach it to the labrum. I've only seen them perform a biceps tenodesis where they attach the proximal tendon to the humerus. In Eddie Hall's case, he is probably functional enough with the ruptured tendon to continue training and the amount of downtime he has from a surgery is probably not that appealing to him.

    Watch for loaded internal and external rotation in the pressing movements. Don't let the elbows flare at all during press / bench press.

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    Thanks, I will keep that in mind.

    I have been through all of my lifts and daily activities. Nothing seems to bother it.

    Every time I start attempting to integrate press 1.0 into my training, I tweak something, so i am fairly certain that was the precursor to this minor strain.

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