Athletes place an elevated demand on their biceps during and in preparation of competition. The biceps contribution to flexion and supination strength increases as the forearm approaches higher degrees of rotation. Maximum biceps function is required for strength training, contact sports, as well as racket/club sports. Whether completing a tackle, swinging a club, or getting extra movement on a curve ball, a biceps deficit arm can considerably hinder performance. Improved understanding of native anatomy and advances in surgical technique allows us to successfully treat our patients and get them back in the game. This chapter will cover primary surgical repair of partial biceps ruptures in athletes.
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