Biceps Tenodesis

What is Biceps Tenodesis?

Biceps tenodesis is a surgery used to repair a ruptured biceps tendon. Your surgeon makes an incision either near your elbow or shoulder, depending on which end of the tendon is torn. The torn end of the tendon is cleaned and the bone is prepared by creating drill holes. Sutures are woven through the holes and the tendon to secure it back to the bone and hold it in place. The incision is then closed and a dressing applied.

Risks and Complications of Biceps Tenodesis

As with any surgery, complications can occur related to the anesthesia or the procedure. Most patients suffer no complications following biceps tendon repair; however, complications can occur and may include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Re-rupture of the tendon