Pectoralis Major Repair

  • George F. LeBus
  • Zaamin B. Hussain
  • Peter J. Millett


Rupture of the pectoralis major tendon typically occurs following violent, eccentric contraction of the muscle. Tendon repair is indicated in healthy, active individuals with complete or high-grade partial tears involving the humeral insertion of the muscle. Repair is achieved with unicortical buttons and sutures which are tensioned to bring the tendon stump down to its native footprint.


Pectoralis major Tendon repair Complete tear Partial tear 

Recommended Literature

  1. 1.
    Provencher MT, et al. Injuries to the pectoralis major muscle diagnosis and management. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(8):1693–705.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Metzger PD, Bailey JR, Filler RD, et al. Pectoralis major muscle rupture repair: technique using unicortical buttons. Arthrosc Tech. 2012;1(1):e119–25.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • George F. LeBus
    • 1
  • Zaamin B. Hussain
    • 2
  • Peter J. Millett
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopedic Specialty AssociatesFort WorthUSA
  2. 2.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  3. 3.Shoulder, Knee, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Steadman ClinicVailUSA

Personalised recommendations