Pectoralis major tendon repair post surgical rehabilitation
Manske, Robert C.
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Manske, Robert C. and Dan Prohaska. 2007-02. Pectoralis major tendon repair post surgical rehabilitation. North American journal of sports physical therapy, Vol.2, No.1, pp.22-33
Pectoralis major tendon rupture is a rare shoulder injury, most commonly seen in weight lifters. This injury is being seen more regularly due to the increased emphasis on healthy lifestyles. Surgical repair of the pectoralis major tendon rupture has been shown to provide superior outcomes regarding strength return. Thus it appears that surgical repair is the treatment of choice for those wishing to return to competitive or recreational athletic activity. This article describes the history and physical examination process for the athlete with pectoralis tendon major rupture. Surgical vs conservative treatment will be discussed. This manuscript provides post surgical treatment guidelines that can be followed after surgical repair of the pectoralis tendon rupture.
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