Clicking after surgery?
Sometimes the suture ends can be prominent for 6-8 weeks, which will make a slight click with movement.
What do Bone Anchors look like?
They are made of metal or bio-compatible plastic.
Biceps muscle wasting after tenotomy?
The wasting improves with activity, but it will always be deficient in the top half.
Do the stitches dissolve?
No, they are permanent.
Can I take Aspirin after my surgery?
Yes - but you will get more bruising if you take a blood thinner within 7-10 days of your surgery. You must take blood thinners if you have had significant cardiac or stroke events.
Does the tendon stick to the bone?
Yes - but your body provides the glue at a rate dependent on your general health and age.
How tight is the repair?
Very tight - it is under significant tension at the completion of your surgery, with your arm at 45 degrees away from your side.
Orthopaedic Surgeon in Cairns, Far North Queensland