Case Report

Bony Avulsion Injury of the Pectoralis Major in a 19-year-old Male Judo Athlete: A Case Report.

Authors: Shepard NP, Westrick RB, Owens BD, Johnson MR

Bony avulsion of the pectoralis major muscle is a rare but potentially devastating injury for athletes. Pectoralis major rupture typically occurs in 20 to 39 year-old males. The shoulder region is one of the most frequently injured areas in Judo athletes. The purpose of this case report is to describe diagnosis and treatment following a pectoralis major bony avulsion due to an atypical mechanism of injury in a young Judo athlete.

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