Pop-Ow! ‘Popeye’ Deformity Can Be A Painful Armful

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Dr. Millett was quoted in a recent NPR article on Popeye deformity, also known as ruptures of the long head of the biceps tendon.

“There are many patients that are quite bothered by it. It’s like a charley-horse-type pain in the arm,” says Dr. Peter Millett, an orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist at The Steadman Clinic in Colorado.

A few years ago, Millett started surgically repairing Popeye deformities, which aren’t always so obvious, in patients with chronic pain by reattaching the tendon to the bone.

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