Incidence Rate and Results of the Surgical Treatment of Pectoralis Major Tendon Ruptures in Active-Duty Military Personnel.

@article{Balazs2016IncidenceRA,
  title={Incidence Rate and Results of the Surgical Treatment of Pectoralis Major Tendon Ruptures in Active-Duty Military Personnel.},
  author={George C Balazs and Alaina M. Brelin and Michael A. Donohue and Theodora C Dworak and John-paul Rue and Jeffrey R. Giuliani and Jonathan F. Dickens},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={
          1837-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pectoralis major tendon ruptures are commonly described as rare injuries affecting men between 20 and 40 years of age, with generally excellent results after surgical repair. However, this perception is based on a relatively small number of case series and prospective studies in the orthopaedic literature. PURPOSE To determine the incidence of pectoralis major tendon ruptures in the active-duty military population and the demographic risk factors for a rupture and to describe the… CONTINUE READING
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