Author(s): Ho LC, Chiang CK, Huang JW, Hung KY, Wu KD
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Abstract Total or near-total rupture of the pectoralis major muscle is rare. It has mainly occurred in male patients between 20 - 40 years of age while performing weight-lifting. Major tendon rupture is a rare but well-documented complication of long-term dialysis. However, rupture of pectoralis major in dialysis patients had never been reported before. Here, we present a pectoralis major rupture in an elderly patient receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Both old age and long-term dialysis could be risk factors of rupture. The clinicians should pay more attention to this complication when taking care of elderly patients on hemodialysis.
This article was published in Clin Nephrol
and referenced in Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies