pectoralis major

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pectoralis major

[‚pek·tə′ral·əs ′mā·jər]
(anatomy)
The large muscle connecting the anterior aspect of the chest with the shoulder and upper arm.
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Intramuscular ruptures of the pectoralis major muscle are rare injuries without clear treatment recommendations in the literature.
Exact moment of tendon of pectoralis major muscle rupture captured on video," British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol.
The pectoralis major muscle was under-developed but the pectoralis minor muscle as well as the anterior serratus muscle were present (Figure-2).
The treatment options have varied from conservative to operative [6,7,17] and also different surgical techniques have been used for repair of ruptured pectoralis major muscle [8].
Vidil A, Augereau B 2000 [Transfer of the clavicular portion of the pectoralis major muscle in the treatment of irreparable tears of the subscapularis muscle] Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot 86 (8) 835-43
Palpation of the pectoralis minor muscle was preformed over the pectoralis major muscle.
the creation of AV fistulas, this nerve must be blocked separately via a subcutaneous wheal from the insertion of the pectoralis major muscle to the long head of the triceps.
Junior offensive lineman Shawn Flanagan had successful surgery Friday to repair a tear to the pectoralis major muscle on the right side of his chest.