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    • Torn Biceps Heal Faster With Steroids


      From Ergo-Log

      Athletes who have been operated on for torn biceps muscle tendons recover faster if they use steroids, write surgeons at Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in Injury.


      Doctors don't know for sure whether steroids increase the chance of muscles tearing or not. It is a known fact that many users need surgery after tearing muscles or tendons, but it's not clear what actually causes these injuries: the steroids or the often too heavy training the users have subjected themselves to.


      The Greeks looked at another aspect, however. They studied 17 male athletes who had been operated on between 2003 and 2009 following a tear of the biceps muscle attachment to their forearm. The researchers monitored the athletes for two years, and determined the extent of their recovery after 4 weeks [1st follow up], 16 weeks [2nd follow up], 1 year [3rd follow up] and 2 years [4th follow up].


      Of the athletes who had been operated on, 6 used steroids and 11 did not.


      The researchers had the athletes complete a standard questionnaire about the functioning of their elbow and hand-elbow-shoulder system, and then used the answers to calculate the men's Mayo Elbow Performance Score and the Disabilities Of The Arm, Shoulder And Hand Score.

      The figure below shows the development of the Mayo Elbow Performance Score. The higher the score, the better the elbow's functioning. As you can see, the steroids users recover faster than the non-users.


      The second figure shows the development of the Disabilities Of The Arm, Shoulder And Hand Score. Reading this with a bit of imagination you can see that steroids users recover faster than non-users.


      Ok, the study was a small one, so you have to be careful with the conclusions you draw, the Greeks acknowledge. But if larger studies confirm these results, then surgeons may want to investigate whether it's worth using steroids as a therapeutic measure after similar interventions.


      "For anabolic therapies, concerns regarding potential pharmaceutical toxicity and safety issues are only related to high doses, with low-dose, short-term treatment strategies (with adjuvant hepatoprotection) likely to have reduced toxic effects, deeming their clinical merit worth testing", the researchers write. "Alternatively, application of emerging tissue-engineering technologies (that facilitate the timed and controlled release of anabolic agents) could help minimise potential side effects."


      Source:
      Injury. 2011 Nov;42(11):1307-12.

      Source: http://www.ergo-log.com/torn-biceps-...ids-users.html
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. Torobestia's Avatar
        Torobestia -
        Lol, seriously? Duh? I think this has been known for 60 years now...
      1. bigdavid's Avatar
        bigdavid -
        Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
        Lol, seriously? Duh? I think this has been known for 60 years now...
        was thinking the same thing lol
      1. Gutterpump's Avatar
        Gutterpump -
        This states nothing about which steroids were used. It would make a huge difference. Testosterone for example will not help at all in healing of this type of injury, and high levels will actually make it worse via hindered collagen synthesis. Without details, the article isn't very helpful at all and can be misleading.
      1. machorox123's Avatar
        machorox123 -
        Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
        This states nothing about which steroids were used. It would make a huge difference. Testosterone for example will not help at all in healing of this type of injury, and high levels will actually make it worse via hindered collagen synthesis. Without details, the article isn't very helpful at all and can be misleading.
        So what anaboliics are we talki bout for healing properties besides GH
      1. Torobestia's Avatar
        Torobestia -
        Originally Posted by machorox123 View Post
        So what anaboliics are we talki bout for healing properties besides GH
        Deca and oxandrolone (anavar)

        Apparently stanozolol, too
      1. Jon_b's Avatar
        Jon_b -
        Could be that those who used steroids were also more concerned about their overall physique and athletic potential compared to the others and may have taken other measures to help repair their joints. Lots of possibility for confounding variables.

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