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What is arthroscopic bicep repair?

Arthroscopic bicep repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to repair tears in your bicep muscle. Instead of cutting your skin open to see where your bicep attaches to your shoulder, the surgeon makes a couple of small incisions and inserts narrow tubes with a fiber-optic camera and pencil-thin surgical instruments into your shoulder. 

Arthroscopic bicep repair, also called bicep tenodesis, is used to repair damage to the bicep muscle that runs from your shoulder to your elbow. Sports injuries and physical labor can cause a sudden tear in your bicep that needs to be surgically repaired to regain full strength. Older individuals with chronic inflammation may need bicep tenodesis when a bicep injury develops over time from repetitive motions of daily living.

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