My name is Roland Ariano and I’m 34 years old. You know, I worked out regularly, I did a lot of cycling and weight lifting and trying to get my arms as big as I could. I would train a lot on my arms and I always felt like discomfort within this area. On both the arms, I call it the discomfort, but other people might call it pain. But in this area here I have had the privilege of fixing a lot of distal bicep tendons.
The real purpose of the bicep, aside from the flexion, is the super nation of the wrist, the turning, the rotation. And so if your bicep ruptures, so you become weak, you lose 40% of the strength of torque. And you can see here’s the tip of the tendon. So when he tries to flex now the muscle contracts and pulls a tendon with it, it’s no longer attached to the bone. The goal is to reinsert the tendon into the bone that it pulled off. The surgery went very well. He was able to regain his full strength. Full motion was an excellent result in terms of fixing his bicep for two years now after the surgery. The range of motion is perfect. I don’t really have any pain anymore. That’s great.
Greg is, he is an avid, and I get the terms wrong, whether you say, weightlifter, bodybuilder, but Craig works out all the time and is in amazing shape.
I competed in bodybuilding shows from 87 till 1993. It’s a passion of mine that I’ve been doing for, you know, close to 30 years and it’s what makes me go, he too had a situation where he felt, you know, something rip and tear. I was lifting a heavy box at work and lifted it up over my shoulder and felt immediate pain. I ruptured my distal bicep tendon. I couldn’t flex my bicep and had to have it surgically repaired. It’s quite dramatic at the time, but you know, again, Dr. Mighell and his staff made me feel quite at ease. Craig quickly regained his strength maybe a little bit faster than I wanted him to. I think he pushed the envelope, but he did very well. I’ve gotten back to what I do best. See this smile that says it all.