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  • Elbow Fracture
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • MCL Sprain-
    PRP Treatment Therapy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Labrum Repair
  • AC Separation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Anter-Inferior
      Capsular Shift
  • AC Separation
  • Bilat TSR
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Removal of Clavicle
    Fracture Fragment
  • Reverse TSR
  • Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer
  • KNEE
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Microfracture
  • Meniscal Repair

Richard - Distal Biceps Repair

Accidents seem to happen at the most inopportune times. Back in November 2011 when my wife and I were moving into our newly renovated home, I accidentally tore my biceps tendon (below the elbow) lifting our new refrigerator. My plans for that fall were abruptly changed. My wife couldn't rely on me to help with the big move, my kids couldn't count on me to engage in the usual fall activities.

Being an avid sportsman for most of my life, this was a devastating loss for me. I began to worry if I would ever recover fully. My daily workout routine came to a sudden halt. All the hard work I had put into building my body was soon to change. I couldn't drive, I couldn't play ball with my son, I could lift my daughter into the air. I suddenly felt like a different person. I knew I needed surgery to repair my tendon, but feared it could never be fully restored. I researched top sports surgeons and found Dr. Levine. I went in for a consultation and was reassured that I would fully recover and go back to my normal activities. Some doubt lingered in my mind but I did feel I was in good hands.

I went in for surgery in early December. The surgery went very well. Though my arm still felt weak, I was assured it was healing nicely during my post-op visits. By the end of January I was out of a brace and back to the gym rebuilding muscle and getting my strength back. Not three months after surgery, I had fully restored my range of motion and nearly built my biceps back to its pre-injury state. By six months after surgery, I felt as if I had never had the injury. I am back to lifting heavy objects around the house (though I do use more caution now), back to playing with my kids, back to working out and enjoying all of the things I do that rely the use of my arms. I am grateful to Dr. Levine for his superior work in doing what I did not believe would be possible after my injury, bringing me right back where I left off.

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