The treatment of biceps tendinitis usually start with conservative options line medications, injections and physical therapy. Biceps instability is usually treated surgically. Surgical treatment options include:
1) Biceps tenotomy: cutting and releasing the long head of the biceps tendon so that it no longer slides in and out of the bicipital groove causing pain and a popping.
2) Biceps tenodesis: cutting the tendon at its origin, resecting a portion of the tendon, and reattaching the remainder of the tendon to the upper arm bone further down the arm below the bicipital groove so that it no longer slides in and out of the bicipital groove causing pain and popping.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr Aboka performs minimally invasive, all-arthroscopic treatment for biceps conditions through keyhole incisions. This cutting-edge technique allows for thorough inspection of the shoulder joint, and facilitates identification and treatment of other painful conditions that may be present, ensuring return to good shoulder function. This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to less pain and scarring and quicker recovery.