Arthroscopic Biceps Tenotomy or Tenodesis
Biceps Tenodesis is usually recommended in people with pain at their anterior shoulder, related to the long head of the biceps. This tendon is released in the shoulder joint, to relieve pain. The tendon is left as is, with minimal to no change, with the possibility of a bulge at their biceps muscle or plugged into the bone creating a “tenodesis”. Studies show there is essentially no difference between these two procedures, except the possible cosmetic look with a tenotomy.