The use of Achilles tendon allograft for latissimus dorsi tendon reconstruction: a minimally invasive technique
- 258 Downloads
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.
KeywordsLatissimus dorsi tendon avulsion Subacute Chronic Reconstruction Minimally invasive technique
Magnetic resonance imaging
Range of motion
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.
For this type of study formal consent is not required.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
- 2.Budoff JE, Gordon L (2000) Surgical repair of a traumatic latissimus dorsi avulsion: a case report. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 29:638–639Google Scholar
- 7.Medical Research Council (1943) Aids to the investigation of peripheral nerve injuries, 2nd edn. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, LondonGoogle Scholar
- 8.Turner JSM (2005) Latissimus dorsi tendon avulsion: 2 case reports. InjExtra 36:368–388Google Scholar