Acute traumatic tear of latissimus dorsi muscle in an elite track athlete

  • Mehmet Mesut Çelebi Ankara University School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Department, Cebeci Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Emin Ergen Ankara University School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Department, Cebeci Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Evren Üstu?ner | evrenustuner@hotmail.com Ankara University School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Department, Cebeci Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Soft tissue injuries constitute 30-50% of all sports related injuries; however, injury to the latissimus dorsi muscle is quite rare with only a few cases reported in the literature. Herein, we describe an acute traumatic tear of the latissimus dorsi muscle in an elite track athlete, which has not been reported in the track and field sports before. The injury was caused by forceful resisted arm adduction that took place at hurdling and starting from the block. A pseudotumor appearance in the axillary region was misdiagnosed as a mass. The diagnosis was made by ultrasound alone and the patient was managed conservatively.

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Author Biographies

Emin Ergen, Ankara University School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Department, Cebeci Hospital, Ankara
Professor
Evren Üstu?ner, Ankara University School of Medicine, Sports Medicine Department, Cebeci Hospital, Ankara
Radiology Department
Published
2013-05-20
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
ultrasound, latissimus dorsi tear.
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How to Cite
Çelebi, M., Ergen, E., & Üstu?ner, E. (2013). Acute traumatic tear of latissimus dorsi muscle in an elite track athlete. Clinics and Practice, 3(2), e15. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2013.e15