Testimonials: Biceps Muscle Injury

Paul Moseley – Tendon Repair

Paul Moseley, a patient of Dr. Boyd Haynes, following a tendon repair in his right arm. Mr. Moseley has also had knee surgery with Dr. Haynes.

My name is Paul Moseley and I am an active 63-year-old male. November of 2020, I tore my distal bicep tendon in my right arm which is my dominant arm. I was moving a heavy sofa and the sofa shifted on my helper’s end. This caused my end to shift and me to hear a pop in my arm and I actually felt the tendon retract inside my arm.

Shortly thereafter, I began to wonder how in the world are they going to fix this?

I am happy to report that Dr. Boyd Haynes (who had previously performed a successful knee surgery on me) also does a nifty bicep tendon repair job.

During my initial meeting with Dr. Haynes he was optimistic that I only had a partial tear and it may not require surgery. He recommended an MRI so he could determine the extent of the rupture and a plan of action. Before the MRI, I managed to further damage the bicep tendon due solely to my carelessness.

When Dr. Haynes saw me for the MRI analysis he already knew that I had a 100% tear in my bicep tendon and he knew it would require surgery.

He also knew it was important to schedule surgery right away in order to facilitate a successful repair. I left his office and was instructed to go directly to the hospital to get registered for surgery.

I am now approaching 5 Months post-surgery and I am very pleased with the results. I have excellent mobility with my arm and no pain. I have regained much of my strength and I am confident that I will achieve 100 % of my previous strength in the near future.

 

How are they going to fix this?

Call Dr. Boyd Haynes

Dee Burcher – Physical Therapy for a Partially-Torn Bicep Muscle

Dr. Jamie SwaleTeam Haynes, once again to the rescue!
Through the suggestion of Dr. Boyd Haynes’ Physician Assistant, Chris Schwizer, I had an MRI done as I had major bicep pain. My MRI showed a partial tear.  This was almost 3 years after rotator cuff surgery…

So, off to the awesome PT Group at OSC Physical Therapy. With the extensive direction of Dr. Jamie Swale and about 8 visits… it was incredible! No pain and great mobility. Compassionate, Caring, Knowledgeable is the OSC PT Team.

Dee Burcher

Joseph Connors – Shoulder Surgery

Ten years ago, I had to have my left shoulder, biceps, and rotator cuff operated on and I went to Dr. Martin Coleman. Not knowing what to expect, he explained to me everything by telling me what was going to be done and how I needed to rehab after the surgery. Everything went as he said and my shoulder has never been better. At that time I lived in Newport News, VA and it was easy for me to see him.

Now, ten years later, I am living up in New Kent, VA, which is close to an hour away (from Newport News) and very close to Richmond. I needed to get my right shoulder operated on and I did not even hesitate to drive back down to Newport News and see Dr. Coleman. Again, he explained the entire procedure. I had my shoulder surgery in December of 2016.

It is now April 2017 and, after doing everything he told me to do, my shoulder is doing great. I can not thank him enough for the quality of life that he has given back to me. There are many Doctors in the area but if anyone asks me where to go, Orthopaedic & Spine Center and Dr. Coleman is where I would send them.

Joseph Connors

Buddy DeRyder – Non-surgical Treatment for a Torn Biceps Muscle & Rotator Cuff

Dr. Boyd Haynes’ mantra is “that orthopedic surgery to repair an injury is not always the first and necessary solution”.  And that was the case for me.

As an active 81 year-old sailor, I tore my right biceps muscle hauling in a sail. I have been an OSC patient for about 40 years, so I looked on the OSC website and saw Dr. Haynes treated biceps muscles. His first diagnosis was not pleasing, as an in office MRI also showed a tear in the right shoulder rotator cuff. I had rotator cuff surgery on that shoulder 20 years ago and, no doubt, Dr. Haynes saw the immediate fear in my eyes at the unwelcome news!

Being familiar with this type of injury, in a very relaxed manner, Dr Haynes explained options, other than surgery, that could be considered. He prescribed an initial physical therapy session to develop range of motion and slowly exercise the muscles involved with the bicep and shoulder. After promise was shown with the initial learned exercise set, a second exercise set was undertaken for two months to build up muscle strength.

At the office examination after that second session, I was able to pass his strength tests and he proclaimed the welcome news that it looked like surgery was not necessary. YEAH! Dr Haynes suggested to continue those exercise which I perform at a local YMCA to maintain and perhaps slowly build muscle strength….. with a healthy diet of course. That’s also his mantra!

I am extremely appreciative of the attention and assurance of both Dr. Haynes and his physician assistant, Chris Schwizer, over the course of my slowly improving rehabilitation process.