A little food for thought for those considering bicept tenodesis (Falling more into the old guys camp than that of a young athlete, I'm glad I got mine.):
One thing I would add about the arthritis is that the go-in-and-clean-it-up surgery can help reset the inflammation cycle to a lower level and allow room for PT to do the work it's designed to do. In my case, removal of free and loose cartilidge, as well as inflamed synovium, and a soft-tissue tenodesis, followed by PT, was a good solution. YMMV.