The biceps tendon can tear at its insertion in the shoulder. Many times, this injury is also associated with a tear of the rotator cuff – since the two tendons are right next to each other in the shoulder. While a biceps tendon tear rarely needs surgery to fix it, a traumatic tear of the rotator cuff usually does need surgical treatment. The biceps tendon can also tear at its insertion at the elbow, and this problem usually needs surgical fixation. Any injury of the biceps tendon at the shoulder or the elbow should be evaluated thoroughly by a specialist such as Dr. Bushnell.
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