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In case you missed it, last week’s podcast tackled (pun intended) common shoulder injuries for football players. It was the start of our series on upper extremities with lower extremities to follow closely. Next up on In Your Corner with CORA explores Pectoralis major tears.
Attention weightlifters, football lineman, swimmers, combative athletes and anyone who has to strike blows or push, thrust, and use their arm for any measure of strength in front of their body. Why are those primary actions so important?
Each are contributing factors in how most major or minor pectoralis muscle injuries occur. It’s because your pectoralis muscle is such a powerful shoulder muscle during its function – that of shoulder adductor, internal rotator, and flexor of the humerus, says Physiopedia.
Our panel breaks it all down as host Dr. Rick Lehman, Director of U.S. Center for Sports Medicine carefully navigates special guests Dr. Andrew Brown, MD, U.S. Center Sports Medicine (Missouri) and Nate Gibson, DPT, CORA White Pine (Tennessee) through important topics such as the common mechanisms of injury and early warning signs all of the way through rehabilitation and return-to-activity.
Learn basic anatomy of the pectoralis major muscle, initial treatment and options for surgical vs. non-surgical approaches for faster recovery. Dr. Brown and Nate Gibson, DPT discuss frequently asked questions they receive from patients.
“What sort of results can I expect?”
“Can I go back to lifting weights?”
“What kind of deficits will I have post-op?”
“What happens if I don’t have surgery?”
Tune in for answers to these questions plus so much more. Not only is CORA in your corner with a rapidly expanding network of medical experts, but as you’ll come to find out there’s depth to the knowledge and experience gained.
Did you know the very first described case of literature for a pectoralis major tear was a meat worker who felt a pop lifting a giant side of beef ?
So, we hope you listen and enjoy our panel to leave this session confident in knowing everything you need to know about what to expect as a patient recovering from a pectoralis major tear. As an added benefit, you may just exit stage right as champion of your next trivia night with family and friends (think: meat worker!).
CORA is in your corner with experienced partners, larger networks, and the resources available to deliver exceptional care to you — and uniquely for you.