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Torn Bicep

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On 8/31 I ruptured my bicep tendon on my left arm. I am right handed and swing right handed . 
I had surgery on 9/5. I have six weeks to go in a sling followed by three months of rehab and I hope to begin swinging again in April.
The kicker and all this is I had just dialed in my swing was finally hitting the ball well and my last round shot 10 over par over par.
I felt I was in the heading in the right direction and then I had the accident.

I’m looking for any type of feedback from anyone else who has ever had this occur, or has any advice.
How did this affect your golf swing did you have to ease up your swing a little ? did you use any braces , wraps or a compression sleeve? 
 Any advice would be appreciated.

(Please excuse any errors as this was typed with only one hand.)

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7 minutes ago, colin007 said:

Walk it off.

 

 

 

 

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My playing partner had this happen 2 weeks before our M/M. He was no more than 4 months from surgery to playing 100%. Tell your ortho to give you the “rookie of the year” surgery and you will be blasting drives 450 yards. 

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17 hours ago, upndown21 said:

My playing partner had this happen 2 weeks before our M/M. He was no more than 4 months from surgery to playing 100%. Tell your ortho to give you the “rookie of the year” surgery and you will be blasting drives 450 yards. 

I already asked the medical staff if they could let the mri machine leak radiation and give me super powers. they were not amused.

I had the operation and week 1 of 4 in the sling is in the books.

my hope is that once healed i will have 2 positives:"
1- my inactivity will spark a drive to be more active once healed. cant wait to stretch and lift something
2- once ful healed i will swing smoothly and lightly to protect my repaired tendon. this will be a bit different than my usual "hit the cover off the ball swing"

(Please excuse any errors as this was typed with only one hand.)

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@Elmer How did you do that... playing golf? From you post it seems as though it was not a golf course injury, so you may not have to do anything on your return. Your left bicep is not exactly a dominant muscle on a right handed golf swing.

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1 hour ago, NM Golf said:

@Elmer How did you do that... playing golf? From you post it seems as though it was not a golf course injury, so you may not have to do anything on your return. Your left bicep is not exactly a dominant muscle on a right handed golf swing.

Was lifting an appliance on to a pick up truck. didnt have good grip, tendon tightened and popped midway thru lift,  couldnt drop appliance had to secure with good arm.

according to dr, could get by without reattaching tendon. however you need the tendon for rolling wrists over (screw driving motion). both PA & DR upon hearing I golf said "you want surgery".

torn tendons have a 4 week window for repair, after that the tendon becomes to rigid to fix.

 

(Please excuse any errors as this was typed with only one hand.)

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I had my one of my right bicep tendon severed during a surgery back in 2010 and they failed to reattach it.  Dont remember off the top of my head if was the minor or major but it really hasn't affected me that much.  I've just started playing but the instructor I've taken lessons from didn't see anything with my swing that could be traced back to that.  

Hope you recover soon!

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I had a 95% bicep tear in December 2018 and I’m not gonna lie, it was no fun lol. It was 3 months before I felt good enough to swing at all (against doctors orders) but I started out really slow. I would toss a wedge and a putter in my son’s bag and would chip & putt a bit, no full swings just short chips around the green. I did that for about two months, slowly taking more full wedge shots and then moving further out. All in all it took 5 months before I felt comfortable enough to resume regular playing.

 

Unsolicited advice: Do your rehab, and if you feel something uncomfortable while your working your way back, Stop! A slight twinge early Can become painful later.

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5 hours ago, Elmer said:

Was lifting an appliance on to a pick up truck. didnt have good grip, tendon tightened and popped midway thru lift,  couldnt drop appliance had to secure with good arm.

according to dr, could get by without reattaching tendon. however you need the tendon for rolling wrists over (screw driving motion). both PA & DR upon hearing I golf said "you want surgery".

OUCH!!!!

So you didn't need surgery unless at some point in your life you might need to screw in a light bulb?! Sounds like a no brainer to me. Godspeed on your healing!

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Best case scenario, don't come back too soon. Been there, done that I have.

Screwed up a prior surgery, which required a surgery to repair the previous surgery. A few weeks turned into a few months of rehab. 

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