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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 2482189, 4 pages
Case Report

Acute Pectoralis Major Rupture Captured on Video

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa, Avenida de Orellana SN, 28914 Leganés, Spain
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Avenida Reyes Católicos 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Received 25 March 2016; Accepted 12 July 2016

Academic Editor: Pedro Carpintero

Copyright © 2016 Alejandro Ordas Bayon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pectoralis major (PM) ruptures are uncommon injuries, although they are becoming more frequent. We report a case of a PM rupture in a young male who presented with axillar pain and absence of the anterior axillary fold after he perceived a snap while lifting 200 kg in the bench press. Diagnosis of PM rupture was suspected clinically and confirmed with imaging studies. The patient was treated surgically, reinserting the tendon to the humerus with suture anchors. One-year follow-up showed excellent results. The patient was recording his training on video, so we can observe in detail the most common mechanism of injury of PM rupture.