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06-08-2009, 05:53 AM
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Gino 14
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I ruptured by bicep tendon when I was 40, did it moving a steel door. Mine was work related so it was easier for me to decide on my outcome, also, it was my right arm. I had the surgery and never regretted it. According to my surgeon, if I had not had the surgery I would have lost about 30% of the strength in my arm and there would be a substantial difference in size between my left and right arm. Having a family, numerous horses, hockey and way too many other things going on in my life, a 30% loss in the use of my arm didn't seem such a great option. After recovery, I'd say I'm at about 90 - 95% strength and I lost about 15% range of motion, I had to get tested since it was a comp. issue. Plan on 5 - 6 months for recovery, I was two months in a cast and splint, and then therapy. If I had to do it again, I'd go the same route.

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