How to Prevent and Treat Fibrillation Breaks

Written by: Dr. David López Capapé
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

A fibrillar rupture is an injury to the fibers that make up skeletal muscle; Consists of a loss of continuity (rupture) in a greater or lesser degree of the fibers.


Its main cause is an excessive tension that in a given moment, and due to different factors, causes the rupture.


Prevention of fibrillar rupture

The best form of prevention is to have strong muscles and at the same time elastic, in addition to performing progressive exercises to have the muscles ready for the solicitation to which we are going to submit.


Femoral biceps
Fracture of the biceps femoris


Diagnosis of fibrillar rupture

The diagnosis is made under the suspicion of the injury when there is a jerk or acute muscle pain that, generally, causes limitation of the function of the affected muscle.


Today we are fortunate to confirm the injury and estimate the severity thanks to ultrasound and / or magnetic resonance imaging.


Treatment of fibrillar rupture

Currently, if there is a large hematoma due to a significant rupture we can perform evacuation of the same in an echo-guided way.


Obviously, we must protect the muscle from stress similar to the cause of the injury over a period of 2 to 6 weeks.


Early physical therapy is essential. In our protocol of treatment we mainly use tecarterapia and manual therapy.


Fibrillar rupture recovery

The most important thing is to avoid a relapse. Proper physiotherapy and a correct rehabilitation plan are the guarantee of good results.


The essential thing is to decide what can and can not do the athlete in each moment of recovery.



For more information consult the traumatologist .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. David López Capapé
Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Traumatology, which has been focused since the beginning of his professional career, given his great relationship with sports, especially athletics. The experience as a first athlete and coach now, allows a better approach to the injuries suffered by the professional or amateur athlete. The application of all advances in sports medicine to the entire population is very useful. He is a medical doctor in Achilles tendon injuries, muscle injuries, articular cartilage injuries, viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid, injuries of the lower limb especially knee, ankle and foot. Medical Director and Consultation Advanced Traumatology at BIClinic

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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