Pectoralis Muscle - Tendon Tear

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Case description

Pectoralis muscle is a thick muscle, situated at the chest of the human body. Is a powerful adductor, internal rotator and flexor of the shoulder. It works to push the arm in front of the body. It is mainly developed with bench press exercise. It consists of two parts – clavicular head and sternal head, based on its origins. It inserts into the humerus. The ruptures of this muscle mainly occurs due to the weight training, particularly when bench pressing. The patient experience pain while extending the arm. The rupture usually occurs as a complete tear from the boney insertion of the humerus. The best treatment is the acute surgery, an operation where the raptured tendon is attached back to the humerus with the use of anchors.  

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