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Pectoralis major tendon ruptures part II: Rehabilitation management

Part one of this two-part series on Pectoralis  Major (PM) tendon ruptures discussed the mechanism of injury, signs, and symptoms of a ruptured PM tendon, and the resulting functional limitations. In part two, Chris Mallac explains the management of this condition and describes the post-operative rehabilitation protocol. Most practitioners recommend surgical repair for PM ruptures, especially for athletes. Conservative management results in diminished peak force production and work capacity in the PM when compared to the unaffected side(1,2). However, athlet

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