What is the prognosis of bicipital tendonitis?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: Britt A Durham, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Although the prognosis of bicipital tendinitis is dependent upon the degree of injury, most patients do well with treatment (see Treatment: Acute Phase, Recovery Phase, Maintenance Phase, and Surgical Intervention). However, a significant number of patients develop degenerative changes, and spontaneous rupture of the biceps tendon occurs in 10% of patients.

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