Isolated Teres Major Rupture: A case report with a suggested dedicated imaging protocol and review of the literature

Isolated Teres Major Rupture: A case report with a suggested dedicated imaging protocol and review of the literature

Darren Fitzpatrick, Paul Cagle, Evan Flatow

Abstract


Isolated injuries to the teres major muscle occur in competitive sporting activities such as baseball pitching, hockey and tennis.  We report a similar event of a physically fit man sustaining an isolated teres major rupture while waterskiing.  Non-operative management was chosen, with pain resolution and no appreciable functional limitations at follow up.  Because teres major muscle injury was suspected at the time of imaging, we present a dedicated imaging protocol to optimize assessment for teres major injury.

Keywords


teres major; water skiing; rotator cuff tear; myotendinous injury; muscle strain



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v10i4.2674