Surgical repair of a traumatic latissimus dorsi avulsion: a case report

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2000 Aug;29(8):638-9.


We report a case of traumatic avulsion of the latissimus dorsi tendon in a professional body-builder. The injury was repaired by reattachment of the avulsed tendon. This procedure is quite challenging in a well-muscled individual and requires a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the axilla.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Shoulder / surgery
  • Shoulder Injuries*
  • Tendon Injuries / etiology
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*
  • Weight Lifting / injuries*