Korean J Sports Med.  2015 Jun;33(1):40-44. 10.5763/kjsm.2015.33.1.40.

Rupture of the Pectoralis Major Muscle during Exercise

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konkuk University College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea. stompower@hanmail.net


Rupture of the pectoralis major muscle may occur in youngers or athletes associated with extreme sports, especially during the weight training. It is uncommon, but the incidence is increased by the recent growth of athletic population. In young active individuals, ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle have the best results after surgical repair. However, if diagnosis of the pectoralis major muscle rupture is missed or delayed, the patient will be limited to return to sport activity. The object of this paper is to report our experience of pectoralis major muscle rupture in 3 cases.


Pectoralis major; Repair; Tendon
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