Author Topic: pec/bicep tears  (Read 2554 times)

rayrod

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pec/bicep tears
« on: April 26, 2006, 06:35:08 PM »
Why is it that when people tear a bicep they are able to recuperate fine and regain their strength?   Yes, there may be some noticeable difference in the muscle shape but they recuperate faster than a pec tear.   I had surgery on August 30, 2005 for a pec tear but am no where near my normal strength.  I can only bench 105 pounds on the smith machine.   

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Re: pec/bicep tears
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006, 11:55:32 AM »
Probably cos brachialis is the primary elbow flexor of the upper arm, while the primary function of biceps is supination and then assisting in elbow flexion. I remember treating a woman who tore her long head of biceps and there was very little difference in elbow flexor strength between her arms at only 3 weeks post injury.
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