Biceps Tendon Repair

The biceps tendon attaches proximally in the shoulder and distally at the elbow. In most cases, the tendon tears away from the bone in the elbow which means it would be classified as a distal biceps tendon tear.  A ruptured biceps tendon is a severe injury in which there may be some visual deformity and bruising that the individual suffers. This injury will not heal on its own, and in most cases surgery will be required to reattach the tendon to the bone.