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Our Approach to Treating

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

NYU Langone doctors, including sports medicine specialists at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center and the Sports Medicine Center, are experts at diagnosing and treating distal biceps tendon rupture. This is an injury of the upper arm that can interfere with your ability to lift items and to turn your arm so that your hand faces up.

Surgery is the most common approach for restoring function and strength after a distal biceps rupture. It is recommended to people who are active, who perform physical work, or who want to return to sports.

Our internationally known, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons are among the most experienced in treating this relatively rare injury, performing several repair and reconstruction procedures each year. Our experts have been integral in evaluating and developing some of the latest approaches to distal biceps tendon surgery, ensuring good outcomes and helping people to return to daily physical activities.

Physical and occupational therapists at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center offer personalized postoperative rehabilitation programs to help you regain function and strength in your arm.

Treatment for Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

Surgery is usually recommended for a distal biceps tendon rupture to restore full range of motion and strength.

Our Research and Education in Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.