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Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jun 5;6(3):e729-e735. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.02.002. eCollection 2017 Jun.

Pectoralis Major Repair With Unicortical Button Fixation And Suture Tape.

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Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado, U.S.A.
The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colorado, U.S.A.


Although injuries of the pectoralis major muscle are generally uncommon, ruptures of the pectoralis major are occasionally seen in younger, more active patients who participate in weightlifting activities. These injuries usually occur during maximal contraction of the muscle, while in extension and external rotation. In the case of a rupture, operative treatment is advocated especially in young, active patients regardless of the chronicity of the injury. Various surgical techniques for reattachment of the avulsed tendon have been described, but bone tunnel and suture anchor repair techniques are most widely used. In this Technical Note, we present our preferred technique for acute pectoralis major rupture repair involving use of cortical buttons for tendon stump-to-bone fixation.

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