What is Biceps Tenodesis?
- The tendon of the long head of the biceps can become damaged and inflamed and cause significant shoulder pain.
- The biceps sits in a groove in the front of the shoulder and repetitive shoulder motion can cause damage and inflammation to the biceps (Figure 1 and 2)
- Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure that reattaches the biceps from the glenoid to the humerus. (Figure 3)
Why perform a Biceps Tenodesis?
- Biceps tenodesis is a method to eliminate pain that is caused by a damaged biceps. Damage to the biceps may not show up well on MRI. A damaged or inflamed biceps can be appreciated during arthroscopy.
How is Biceps Tenodesis performed?
- Ahmad generally performs biceps tenodesis arthroscopically. Other surgeons prefer to do an open procedure. Arthroscopy has potential advantages of less scar tissue and better appearance of the smaller incision.