Chronic rupture of the pectoralis major muscle: report of two cases

Acta Orthop Belg. 2005 Feb;71(1):107-10.


Rupture of the pectoralis major muscle is relatively rare. The authors present two cases of chronic rupture in which direct suturing was not possible; reconstruction was possible using a bone-patellar tendon autograft. They conclude that this surgical technique may be useful in some cases of chronic ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle in which direct tendon suturing is impossible.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal / injuries*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Rupture / etiology
  • Rupture / surgery
  • Shoulder Injuries*
  • Shoulder Joint / surgery*
  • Suture Techniques
  • Tendons / transplantation*