The use of Achilles tendon allograft for latissimus dorsi tendon reconstruction: a minimally invasive technique

  • Soheil Sabzevari
  • Tom Chao
  • Jay Kalawadia
  • Albert LinEmail author


Treatment of subacute, retracted latissimus dorsi and teres major tendon ruptures in young overhead athletes is challenging. This case report describes management of a subacute retracted latissimus dorsi and teres major rupture with Achilles tendon allograft reconstruction using a two-incision minimally invasive technique.

Level of evidence V.


Latissimus dorsi tendon avulsion Subacute Chronic Reconstruction Minimally invasive technique 



Latissimus dorsi


Teres major


Magnetic resonance imaging


Range of motion


Authors’ contributions

SS collected the data and drafted the manuscript. TC participate in the design of study and drafting. JK conceived of the study and helped in the manuscript and data collection. AL participated in its design and coordination and helped to draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

For this type of study formal consent is not required.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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© European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Soheil Sabzevari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tom Chao
    • 1
  • Jay Kalawadia
    • 3
  • Albert Lin
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh, UPMC Center for SportsPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryShahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAdvanced Orthopaedic CentersWoodburyUSA

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