To Cut or Not to Cut: Biceps Tenodesis vs Biceps Tenotomy
This procedure can also be used for labral injuries. The labrum is attached to the biceps tendon and can pull the labrum off and place the labrum under constant tension. Here, the tension is released by cutting the biceps tendon and allowing the labrum to return to its normal position, relieving the pain. The biceps tendon is then reattached to another anatomic position, where it will function properly and not cause pain. Patients that benefit most from tenodesis are younger and more active.