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Is a completely torn pec major tendon from bone a serious injury is it like a rotator cuff tear ?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: It is serious.

It will compromise the function of your arm. These always need surgical repair.

In brief: It is serious.

It will compromise the function of your arm. These always need surgical repair.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pec major tendon tears are much less common than rot cuff tears and are usually related to an eccentric contraction while bench pressing.
Tears in the muscle belly can be treated non-operatively. Tears off the humerus leave a deformity in the axillary fold( near the armpit) and almost always require surgical fixation of the tendon back to the humerus. Best of Luck!

In brief: Yes

Pec major tendon tears are much less common than rot cuff tears and are usually related to an eccentric contraction while bench pressing.
Tears in the muscle belly can be treated non-operatively. Tears off the humerus leave a deformity in the axillary fold( near the armpit) and almost always require surgical fixation of the tendon back to the humerus. Best of Luck!
Dr. David Trettin
Dr. David Trettin
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