That sucks dude.
You should DEFINITELY get it repaired if you have any sort of athletic or weightlifting endeavors in the future.
Basically what Garrett said though... find a sports PT preferably. Dose up on the fish oil, cut nightshades. Get diet in tip top order.
Pre surgery -
strengthen as much as possible. All of the muscles in the arm -- grip/forearms, biceps/triceps, all the muscles around the shoulders.
Post surgery --
Keep strength up in the other arm + squeeze stuff with your injured arm.
Lower body exercise as well.
Basically, good nutrition + stay active + strength work will help decrease any atrophy + with injured arm keeping up the muscle activation to it is important.
Get back to PT ASAP.
Last edited by Steven Low; 02-02-2010 at 08:12 PM.