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Biceps Rupture at the Shoulder/Elbow
This injury is usually the result of a sudden forceful straightening of the elbow during concurrent contraction of the biceps muscle. Typically, there is sudden forearm pain and weakness. Surgical repair is necessary.
Post-surgical rehabilitation can be helpful with the recovery of range of motion, strength, and function.
- Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
- Elbow Active Range of Motion
- Elbow Joint Mobilization
- Elbow Passive Range of Motion
- Elbow Resistive Range of Motion
- Electrotherapeutic Modalities
- Foam Roll Exercise
- Isometric Exercise
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
- Physical Agents
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Stretching/Flexibility Exercise
Possible Treatment Goals
- Improve Function
- Improve Muscle Strength and Power
- Increase Oxygen to Tissues
- Decrease Postoperative Complications
- Improve Range of Motion
- Self-care of Symptoms
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