Distal bicep tendon rupture

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  1. Kevin T

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  2. r2473

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  4. r2473

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    he didn't know at that time that it was his tendon, not the bicep muscle.

    pretty amazing. but with his strength, its not surprising he could compensate with the rest of his body. but it is surprising he could right after it happened.

    i'll bet he couldn't have done a bicep curl. not much of one anyway

    and there wasnt really any risk of him damaging this further. it was snapped. but he could have done damage by compensating with other muscles and straining them however.
     
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  5. r2473

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    Tomorrow marks 15 weeks post-op. I'm able to comfortably curl 40's for 10-15 reps. I'm doing assisted pullups with 70 lbs. counterweight. Pretty sure I could safely do pullups, but I'm a little scared anyway.

    I've been out playing tennis for the past 3 or 4 weeks. Saturday I was trying full forehands. Hit several for the first set, but my arm started to hurt some, so I went back to "pushing" and slicing. Can't quite hit full serves yet. I'm using my regular motion, but only serving at about 2/3rd's.

    I expect to be pretty much 100% in the next few weeks to a month.
     
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  6. mikeler

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    Nice to hear progress is being made. Would the Jay Berger style put less pressure on your arm in the interim?
     
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  7. charliefedererer

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    Great to hear you are doing well!
     
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  8. r2473

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    I played a match against one of my "regular" partners this morning. Was hitting and serving at probably 90%.

    So 16 weeks and I'm almost back to normal.
     
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  9. mikeler

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    Are you using full poly with a Babolat racket?
     
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  10. r2473

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    ^^ There is probably an inside TT joke in that comment that I don't get.

    I play with a Babolat Aero Pure Control

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/BAPC/BAPCReview.html

    It is strung with a Luxilon Power Spin / Prince Original Synthetic gut hybrid.

    I string the Lux @ 50lbs. and the Prince @ 56lbs.
     
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  11. WildVolley

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    Don't you know that playing with a Babolat racket strung with poly will rip your elbow into pieces according to the wisdom of many on TT?
     
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  12. r2473

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    I will say that when I strung this racquet with full Lux at 60 lbs, I thought my arm was going to fall off. I cut those out after half hour.

    It took some trial and error to find out what I like.
     
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  13. mikeler

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    Wow, that seems like a risky racket and string setup for coming back to tennis.
     
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  14. r2473

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    Na, played Saturday and Sunday. Sunday I played pretty close to normal. No arm problems at all.

    In fact, I've never had arm problems from tennis.
     
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  15. mikeler

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    With the exception of distal bicep tendon ruptures of course.
     
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