Choosing the best doctor for a Pectoralis Tear in New York and Brooklyn
Choosing the best doctor for a Pectoralis Tear in New York and Brooklyn is an important decision. Dr. Cagle has extensive experience treating Pectoralis Ruptures and realizes these frequently occur in athletes. Dr. Cagle utilizes the most cutting edge minimally invasive techniques and technologies to repair the tendon. His goal is to rapidly restore function and promote healing.
WHAT IS A PECTORALIS TEAR?
A Pectoralis Tear is an injury to the tendon of the Pectoralis major tendon. This tendon attaches the muscles in front of the chest to the arm.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A PECTORALIS TEAR?
Acute pain in front of the arm and in the area of the Pectoralis muscle may represent a Pectoralis Tear. This injury commonly occurs with strenuous activities such as weight lifting, bench pressing or playing sports. A sharp pain is felt, and a change in the way the Pectoralis (chest muscle) appears may be appreciated. Once ruptured, the Pectoralis muscle typically contracts, and the tendon pulls away.
HOW IS A PECTORALIS TEAR DIAGNOSED?
Pectoralis tears are diagnosed by a combination of injury history, symptoms, a physical examination and MRI scans.
HOW IS A PECTORALIS TEAR TREATED?
Surgical repair is commonly recommended to reattach the muscle, to restore the appearance of the chest muscle and to restore the function and strength of the arm.
HOW IS THE SURGERY PERFORMED?
The repair of a Pectoralis Tear is performed by carefully identifying the torn tendon edge, and then reattaching that edge back to the bone. Modern advanced surgical techniques assist in stronger repair constructs and healing. A Pectoralis Repair Surgery is a same day procedure. This allows the person to go home after surgery to rest and recover.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
Recovery occurs in stages after a Pectoralis Repair. Dr. Cagle personalizes the recovery program to each situation. A sling is typically worn after surgery for a period of 4-6 weeks to protect the repair. After surgery, each person progresses through a focused course of physical therapy to help them quickly regain their shoulder function and strength.