BFR After Bicep Tenodesis

01 January 2020

Blood flow restriction training, resistance exercise performed with a specialized venous tourniquet, leads to beneficial changes in muscle strength at low resistance and minimal stress on the nearby joint. Early research further indicates that it improves systemic bone mineral density with change in bone turnover markers. This novel resistance training has the potential to improve muscle strength and bone density in individuals who are medically unable to perform high resistance exercises typically required to improve these attributes. Our study will examine the effect of occlusion training on bone density and function of the upper extremity following a bicep tenodesis. The primary objective of the intervention is to achieve improved bone density and accelerated recovery of upper extremity function as assessed using measures such as validated questionnaires, functional outcome testing, strength testing, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry.

 

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