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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics
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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Latissimus repair in wakeboarding incident: An operative case report


Author(s): Rahul Ramanathan BS and Robert Bane MD

Abstract: Latissimus dorsi (LD) tears are clinically uncommon and most often occur in professional baseball pitchers. Current literature does not offer a consensus for operative vs. conservative management of LD tears. The case described herein involves a wakeboarding-related LD avulsion with a discussion of factors leading to the clinical decision of operative management. A single incision, curvilinear axillary approach is outlined with intensive postoperative physical rehabilitation and complete recovery achieved within 12 months. Multiple different operative techniques have been described, including a dual-incision technique with a deltopectoral approach as well as the single-incision curvilinear posterior axillary approach described in this report. However, there are sparse comparative studies between these operative approaches. This report therefore recounts a successful case of managing LD injury operatively and in support of the single incision approach.

DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2021.v3.i2a.64

Pages: 35-36 | Views: 32 | Downloads: 23

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How to cite this article:
Rahul Ramanathan BS, Robert Bane MD. Latissimus repair in wakeboarding incident: An operative case report. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2021;3(2):35-36. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2021.v3.i2a.64


International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics