Triceps Tendon Tear

The triceps tendon is the thick tendon which attaches the muscle of the triceps in the back of the upper arm to the elbow joint. The triceps works to extend (straighten) the elbow. With forceful activity, the triceps tendon can be injured anywhere from a partial strain to a complete tear. Depending on the amount of injury, treatment should be quickly initiated to allow for correct healing. Conservative measures may be used for low grade strains. Surgery may be needed especially for complete tendon tears. Dr. Vizzi can guide you through the treatment options for triceps injuries depending on the severity of the symptoms, the length of the symptoms and how well the symptoms respond to treatment.

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