Pectoralis major tendon rupture. Surgical procedures review

Merolla, Giovanni and Paladini, Paolo and Campi, Fabrizio and Porcellini, Giuseppe (2012) Pectoralis major tendon rupture. Surgical procedures review. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 2 (2). pp. 96-103. ISSN 2240-4554

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Pectoralis major (PM) muscle is the powerful dynamic stabiliser of the shoulder that acts as a flexor, adductor and internal rotator. The rupture of the PM tendon is a relatively rare injury that was firstly described in a French boy by Patissier in 1822 and later, in 1861, by Letenneur who reported another similiar case. To date, over 200 cases have been published. In this article we describe the clinical anatomy and the mechanism of injuries of PM and we review the surgical procedures for acute and chronic ruptures

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pectoralis major, rupture, surgical procedure
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 15:29
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 15:29

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