Ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle and it’s tendon: review of the literature and our experience in the treatment

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Tendon ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle are considered a rare type of injury, but there is a tendency for a greater frequency of occurrence in such cases, which is associated with an increased interest in sport and fitness among the population. Despite the seeming simplicity of diagnosis, many complete ruptures remain unrecognized and many patients do not seek medical help or being treated for bruises, sprains and partial damage, although in fact there a complete ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle or it’s tendon. Currently there is no consensus on diagnostic tactics, surgical approach, the optimal method of fixation, indications for use of plastic material; disputable tactics of chronic ruptures and rehabilitation program in the treatment of tendon ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle.

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G. M. Kavalersky

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Author for correspondence.
Email: noemail@neicon.ru
Russian Federation

A. P. Sereda

Federal Research and Clinical Center of Medicine and Rehabilitation of Federal Medical Biological Agency

Email: drsereda@gmail.com
Russian Federation

D. A. Nikiforov

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Email: noemail@neicon.ru
Russian Federation

I. M. Koshelev

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Email: noemail@neicon.ru
Russian Federation

S. V. Kapyshev

Federal Research and Clinical Center of Medicine and Rehabilitation of Federal Medical Biological Agency

Email: noemail@neicon.ru
Russian Federation

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