Out of the ring and into a sling: Acute latissimus dorsi avulsion in a professional wrestler: A case report and review of the literature

Onur Hapa, Coen A. Wijdicks, Robert F. Laprade, Jonathan P. Braman

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Abstract

We present a 29-year-old professional wrestler who sustained a traumatic latissimus dorsi tendon rupture from its humeral insertion. To our knowledge, this report is the first to describe the use of two small anterior axillary incisions to repair a traumatic avulsion of the latissimus dorsi. Our new surgical approach is an alternative treatment for highly competitive, muscular athletes, while taking the associated nerves and cosmetic appearance into consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1146-1150
Number of pages5
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Tendon avulsion
  • Tendon rupture

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