Pectoralis major tendon rupture in a weight lifter: a rare case.

Pectoralis major tendon rupture in a weight lifter: a rare case.

Authors

  • Alessio Pedrazzini UO Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica di Parma
  • Massimo Banchi
  • Nicola Bertoni
  • Bianca Pedrabissi
  • Henry Claudel Yewo Simo
  • Vanni Medina
  • Pietro Bonassi
  • Silvio Tocco
  • Francesco Pogliacomi

Keywords:

Tendon rupture, Pectoralis Major, sport, weight lifter

Abstract

Pectoralis major tendon (PMT) rupture is a rare event, and it was originally described by Patisser in 1822. The PMT is a thick lamina, which has two origins, one from the clavicle and the other from the ribcage sternum. PMT lesions are classified according to 3 levels of severity: Type 1 is contusions and strains, Type 2 is a partial tear and Type 3 is a complete tear. Diagnosis is made through a clinical examination which comprises a positive response to pain upon pressure over the axilla recess, the presence of bruising and limited motion, and is completed with an MRI. Type 3 injuries are treated exclusively through surgery, while Type 1 and 2 lesions are treated conservatively. In this article, we describe a rare case of PMT rupture in a 39-year-old weight lifter, the surgical treatment that was carried out through an open access at the Pectoralis and Deltoid junction and anchor suture, the post-surgical rehabilitation program and a 1-year follow-up assessment at which point return to sport was achieved.

Author Biography

Alessio Pedrazzini, UO Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica di Parma

specialista in ortopedia e traumatolgia, specialista in idrologia medica, master in Chirurgia della Mano, diploma di Tecniche Microchirurgiche, professore a  contratto dell'Università di Parma

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Published

28-04-2017

How to Cite

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Pectoralis major tendon rupture in a weight lifter: a rare case. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2017 Apr. 28 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];88(1):86-90. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/6177

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