My surgeon who planned to operate on the rotator cuff also planned to cut the biceps tendon, is this normal or usual?

Author of the response: Dr. Régis GuinandCatégorie : Long Biceps

During an operation to repair the tendons of the rotator cuff, it is performed routinely (even systematically) gestures to analgesic including cutting the tendon biceps …

This gesture is called ‘tenotomy’ (tomy as section or section) and reproduced in fact the relief observed in patients who presents a spontaneous rupture of this tendon (non serious incident rather frequent finally).

It is then possible to fix lower this tendon on the humerus (one speaks then of tenodesis, dese as fixation).