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Exact moment of tendon of pectoralis major muscle rupture captured on video
  1. Alberto Castro Pochini (apochini{at}uol.com.br)
  1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil
    1. Benno Ejinisman
    1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil
      1. Carlos Vicente Andreoli
      1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil
        1. Gustavo Cara Monteiro
        1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil
          1. Antonio Carlos Silva
          1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil
            1. Flavio Faloppa
            1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil
              1. Rene Jorge Abdala
              1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil
                1. Moises Cohen
                1. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, Brazil

                  Abstract

                  A powerlifting athlete ruptured his left tendon of the pectoralis major muscle while attempting to lift 160 kg in a Brazilian bench press championship. The injury seemed to occur in the concentric phase of exercise; however, the more common mechanism of rupture is during the eccentric phase. The tendon was reinserted to the humerus 3 weeks later with screws and washers. The athlete returned to competitive activities after 5 months. One year later he lifted 170 kg and won the national championship.

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