DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20192697

Isolated teres major rupture in an amaturer volleyball player

Everisto A. Opondo

Abstract


Isolated lesions to the teres major muscle are extremely rare. These injuries have been report in cases reports only due to the rarity of these injuries. I report the case of an amateur volleyball player who suffered an isolated injury to the teres major while volleyball for recreational purposes. The clinical presentation was confirmed by clinical examination and MRI scanning. Conservative treatment was chosen and consisted of brief immobilization and analgesics, followed by rehabilitative treatment. The patient recovered quickly from a conservative regime of physiotherapy and analgesics. The results and the data from the literature suggest that non-operative rather than surgical treatment is preferable in isolated lesions to the teres major muscle. 


Keywords


Teres major, Muscle rupture, Non operative

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