A systematic review and comprehensive classification of pectoralis major tears.

  title={A systematic review and comprehensive classification of pectoralis major tears.},
  author={Amr Elmaraghy and Moira W Devereaux},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={21 3},
BACKGROUND Reported descriptions of pectoralis major (PM) injury are often inconsistent with the actual musculotendinous morphology. The literature lacks an injury classification system that is consistently applied and accurately reflects surgically relevant anatomic injury patterns, making meaningful comparison of treatment techniques and outcomes difficult. MATERIALS AND METHODS Published cases of PM injury between 1822 and 2010 were analyzed to identify incidence and injury patterns and… CONTINUE READING


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