Pectoralis Minor Tear Case Report - Orthopedics - 2013 Final PDF
Xinning Li, MD; Matthew t. gorMan, MD; Joshua s. Dines, MD; orr LiMpisvasti, MD
Multiple pectoralis major tendon tears have been reported in the literature; however, isolated rupture of the pectoralis minor tendon is rare and has been reported 3 times (4 patients).
This article describes a case of an isolated pectoralis minor tendon tear in a male high school football player after a traumatic injury. The patient was injured while making a tackle and leading with his arm and chest. He presented with left anterior shoulder and chest wall pain with direct tenderness on palpation over the coracoid. Magnetic resonance imaging of the chest revealed an isolated tear of the pectoralis minor tendon with slight retraction and signiﬁcant edema in the muscle belly. The patient returned to full activities after conservative management.