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Pectoralis Major Tendon Rupture: 25

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The deep fascia was reapproximated over the cephalic vein.       

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The closure is shown. The patient was placed in an "off the shelf" sling and swathe shoulder immobilizer to prevent motion for a week while swelling subsides. At one week, gentle range of motion pendulum exercises will begin and be slowly increased. It takes at least 6 weeks for soft tissue healing and 6-8 weeks for bony ingrowth and incorporation into tendon.      

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