Pectoralis major muscle injuries: evaluation and management.


Pectoralis major muscle tears are relatively rare injuries that primarily occur while lifting weights, particularly when doing a bench press. Complete ruptures are most commonly avulsions at or near the humeral insertion. Ruptures at the musculo-tendinous junction and intramuscular tears usually are caused by a direct blow. The patient may hear a snap at… (More)


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@article{Butler2005PectoralisMM, title={Pectoralis major muscle injuries: evaluation and management.}, author={David R. Butler}, journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons}, year={2005}, volume={13 1}, pages={59-68} }