Latissimus dorsi myotendinous junction tear
Acitve cricket bowler - Few yrs (3 - 4 days a week). History of 'snap' while bowling a few days back. Presents with left axillary pain & swelling.
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There is a fluid defect with echoes involving the 'posterior axillary fold'.
A large retracted muscle belly noted medially and posteriorly (latissimus dorsi).
Fluid with echoes is seen tracking to proximal antero-medial humerus deep to pectoralis major tendon.
A 'snap' occurred when patient tried to give an extra bounce while bowling.
There is a complete tear at myotendinous junction of latoissimus dorsi. The teres major muscle appeared intact on ultrasound, but MRI done later showed both involvement of both muscles (not uploaded, no copyright).
Surgical repair was done.
- Acute Traumatic Tear of Latissimus Dorsi Muscle in an Elite Track Athlete. Clin Pract. 2013 Aug 2; 3(2): e15. Published online 2013 May 20. doi: 10.4081/cp.2013.e15