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Partial Distal Biceps Tendon Tear
A tear in the distal bicep tendon is most likely to occur with a sudden injury. A tendon can tear in two ways: The first are partial tears that do not completely split the tendon. The second are referred to as complete tears and fully split the tendon in two separate pieces. Unlike other areas of the body, a torn tendon is not able to grow back and completely heal itself.
Non-Invasive Bicep Tendon Repair
Cell-based treatments, in conjunction with platelet rich plasma and other regenerative medicine, can treat a partial tendon tear without patients having to resort to surgery.
In cell-based therapy, a doctor can inject a combination of platelet rich plasma and cells around the injured tendon. The repair cells are directed by the platelets and go to work repairing the damage to the tendon, enabling the tendon to repair itself. The process is minimally invasive and does not require surgery.
Please note that while the above conditions represent most of those that which can be treated using either PRP injections or PRP injection in conjunction with cell injections, the specific method of treatment will be based on your age and health at the time of treatment, the severity of a patient’s condition and other factors. Learn if you are eligible for treatment.