Rupture of Pectoralis Major Muscle: Operative Treatment of an Uncommon Sport Injury
Moshe Weisbort, Gad J. Velan, David Hendel
Orthopedics Dept., Rabin Medical Center (Golda Campus), Petah Tikva
Rupture of the pectoralis major muscle in an athlete is rare, but is said to be common in weight lifters. The muscle usually ruptures at the musculotendinous junction during forceful contraction of the muscle in adduction, forward flexion and internal rotation of the arm. We describe an athlete who suffered such a major tear during a rugby game. It was treated surgically and after adequate rehabilitation, athletic activities were resumed.