Most commonly refers to complete avulsion of the pectoralis tendon at the humeral insertion 1
Ruptures at the myotendinous junction, muscle belly, or bony avulsion are possible but le...
Men 20 to 40 yr of age 4
Usually report a pop or tearing in the shoulder 4
Complain of pain/weakness in chest or shoulder 3
Swelling and ecchymosis in anterior shoulder/ches...
Tear type, patient age, activity level, and cosmetic desires determine care 4[A].
Most partial tears, sternoclavicular tears, a...
Begin shoulder mobilization and gentle stretching/strengthening when tolerated 4[A].
Advance to resisted strengthening exercises at 6 to 8 wk postinjury 4[A].
Usually a complete avulsion of pectoralis major tendon at humerus
Most commonly occurs during weight lifting; specifically bench press
Patients may report a pop and present with swelling...
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