Chronic Tears of the Pectoralis Major Tendon

Steve Mora MD

Orange County Shoulder Specialist

Please click on Youtube link below to see the video.

Dr Mora surgical video

On the topic of chronic Pectoralis Major Tendon Tears (WARNING THIS IS A LIVE SURGICAL VIDEO. THERE WILL BE BLOOD) Pectoralis Major Tendon tears are usually treated within a few days after the initial injury. However some patients present many months after the injury. These tears are common in Mixed Martial Arts athletes and in weightlifters. Some surgeons prefer not to attempt a repair if the injury has been greater than six weeks. The thought is that the repair will not be possible due to shrinkage of the torn ends. ▶️ I have had a lot of experience treating tears that were six months to two years out from injury. Most of these were in high-level Mix Martial Arts athletes. I’ve been able to repair some of these just like I would a fresh tear. In a few cases I’ve had to use a cadaver graft.

▶️The video shows a tear that was greater than six months old. I was able to find the two stumps and suture them back together with high tensile strength sutures. Please let me know what you think. ____________________________________________

▶️ Dr. Mora is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center in Orange County.

He specializes in:

-Sports Trauma -Arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow.

-Arthritis of the Knee

-Mixed Martial Arts Injuries

-First Responder Injuries

-Regenerative Medicine:Lipogems, Bone Marrow Stem Cells, Plasma therapy.

For a consultation please call Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center in the City of Orange 714-332-5498