Bicep tenodesis and return to tennis

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  1. Tennisdarc

    Tennisdarc New User

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    Hi all....
    I had a labrum tear repaired in my shoulder in 2010. I returned to competitive tennis roughly a year later and did pretty well with the shoulder, until about 9 months ago when bicep tendonitis showed up. I've only been able to play occasionally. Doctor recommends a bicep tenodesis. I am considering the surgery. Wondering if there are any success stories out there as far as returning to competitive tennis after a bicep tenodesis.
     
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  2. GrandSlam45

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    Isn't Bicep Tendonitis just a tight bicep and tendon? Couldn't you work that out with physical therapy?

    Why surgery?

    I'm curious because I also suffer from a tight bicep.
     
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    I have had the same issue as you described and had tenodesis done after failed SLAP.

    It has been 3 years after tenodesis... Overall I am happy with the results, although you still get some pain at the anchor site. Forehand suffered the most because you loose some supination. Backhand and serve is OK...

    You should discuss wiht your surgeon which type of tenodesis he recommends, subpec or in the groove. The later preserves more tendon and appears to be amendable to revisions. My one was subpec and when I had a flare up, thinking about revision is much more complicated.

    Good luck!

    Alexei.
     
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    ^ Thanks, did not read the OP carefully -- was not particularly alert a the time. Did not realize that the OP was taking about a procedure. Carry on.
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    Thanks Alexei!
    The surgeon would be doing the relocation to the groove area. How long was your recovery/rehab? How long until you were back on the court comfortably?
     
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    I was OK/comfortable 9-12 month, but then had the major flareup at the anchor site... I swim also so that contributed to flare up... took a while to calm down... Now I am playing 2-3 times per week but not longer than 2h per session both singles and doubles... finally can play 2 days in a row...
    I also shut the should down completely 2 month per year to give it a rest which is tough considering weather in San Diego:)
     
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