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Rehab Protocols

Biceps Tenodesis

Phase I (Weeks 0-4)

  • Sling immobilization to be worn at all times except for showering and rehab under guidance of PT
  • Range of Motion –PROM -> AAROM -> AROM of elbow as tolerated without resistance (allows biceps tendon to heal into new insertion on the humerus without being stressed), AROM of shoulder (no restriction)
    • Goals: full passive flexion/extension at elbow and full shoulder AROM
    • Encourage pronation/supination without resistance
    • Grip strengthening
  • Heat/Ice before and after PT sessions 

Phase II (Weeks 4-12)

  • Discontinue sling immobilization
  • Range of Motion
    • Begin AROM of elbow with passive stretching at end ranges to maintain/increase elbow/biceps flexibility
  • Therapeutic Exercise
    • Begin light isometrics with arm at side for rotator cuff and deltoid – can advance to bands as tolerated
    • Begin light resistive biceps strengthening at 8 weeks
  • Modalities per PT discretion

 Phase III (Months 3-6)

  • Range of Motion – Progress to full AROM of elbow without discomfort
  • Therapeutic Exercise
    • Continue and progress with Phase II exercises
    • Begin UE ergometer
    • Begin sport-specific rehabilitation
    • Return to throwing at 3 months
    • Throwing from a mound at 4.5 months
    • Return to sports at 6 months if approved
    • Modalities per PT discretion

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