Recovery From A Torn Tricep Tendon
Scott Cartwright suffered a tricep tendon tear at the WPC Worlds last month and turns to the guys at the APF Outlaws board for advice and thoughts about the injury and the likelihood of a full recovery.
Has anyone on here had a torn triceps tendon? I tore my tri at the WPC meet in NY and will have surgery the 7th. Although I didn�t have the triceps tear all the way across the tendon, it is only hanging by a few threads. Actually There are two torn portions one is 8mm and the other 5mm. Doc of course is saying doubtful for a full recovery.
Has anyone here had this injury? What was recovery like? Any tips on what to do and or not to do?
Scott tore my right tricep tendon 2/3 of the way off. 1 inch above the elbow June 2005. Already back to 385x3 raw was at 415X3 before the tear but it's slowly coming back. It's a long rehab doctor told me might take 2 full years to get back to 95%+.I'm about 90% back now. Still working with some lock out problems.If it tore off the elbow then it's a longer rehab. I believe Bill Carp tore his tricep as well. Best of luck to you. It sucks at first but it gets better with time. Don't push it. I waited 8 weeks after operation before I started doing the bar for just reps.
Joel Toranzo I believe tore both of his triceps. I do not know if complete tears or not. Saw him bench 705(?) in an inzer denim last year for a pr.
Get another opinion, full recovery is possible if the doctor does it right.
mike lanier, jon grove's training partner at NGBB tore his earlier this year. he just lifted at a meet i was at. he hit 551 in a poly shirt. it was pretty impressive. plus, he was bigger than i had ever seen him.
some people recover quite nicely.