What Is a Bicep Tendon Rupture?

Biceps tears near the elbow are uncommon. They are often caused by sudden injury and result in greater arm weakness when compared to bicep injuries near the shoulder. Unfortunately, once torn, the bicep tendon at elbow will not grow back or heal. Other muscles make it possible to bend your elbow without the tendon.

There are two types of tears: Partial Tears and Complete Tears:

  • Partial Tears: When you damage soft tissues, but the tendon is not completely torn.
  • Complete Tears: When you tear the tendon completely from the attachment point on the bone.

Most Bicep Tendon Tears are Complete Tear.