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Clinical results of a surgical technique using endobuttons for complete tendon tear of pectoralis major muscle: report of five cases.

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BACKGROUND: We herein describe a surgical technique for the repair of complete tear of the pectoralis major (PM) tendon using endobuttons to strengthen initial fixation. METHODS: Five male patients (3 judo players, 1 martial arts player, and 1 body builder) were treated within 2 weeks of sustaining complete tear of the PM tendon. Average age at surgery and follow-up period were 28.4 years (range, 23-33) and 28.8 months (range, 24-36). A rectangular bone trough (about 1 × 4 cm) was created on...

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10.1186/1758-2555-3-20

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Uchiyama, Y More by this author
Miyazaki, S More by this author
Shimpuku, E More by this author
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Journal:
Sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation, therapy and technology : SMARTT
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
20
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1758-2555
ISSN:
1758-2555
URN:
uuid:a0e1db63-77c0-40e3-a032-7ef8576eddc9
Source identifiers:
311565
Local pid:
pubs:311565
Language:
English

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