Surgical Treatment of a Tear of the Pectoralis Major Muscle at Its Sternal Origin

Shindle, Michael K.; Khosravi, Abtin H.; Cascio, Brett M.; Deune, E. Gene; McFarland, Edward G.
September 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 9, p2040
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 18 year-old man who underwent surgical treatment after having a tear at the pectoralis major muscle and its sternal origin. Prior to that, the man was diagnosed with chest-wall contusion caused by a car accident and was given a prescription of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy. The article discusses the first time there has been a successful repair of a rupture of the pectoralis major muscle at its origin.


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