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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32835c2a4a
Upper Limb

Isolated rupture of the subscapularis tendon in children: a case report and literature review

Gouron, Richarda; Deroussen, Françoisa; Juvet-Segarra, Marie; Mancheron, Catherineb; Bonnaire, Brunob; Collet, Louis-Michela

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We report the case of an 11-year-old, male, competitive hockey player with a complete rupture of the subscapularis insertion but no avulsion fracture of the lesser tuberosity. Ultrasound and MRI were performed before surgical repair with suture anchors. The boy regained a normal range of movement after 4 weeks of immobilization and 2 months of rehabilitation. This unique case (with the absence of lesser tuberosity avulsion) is compared with the 16 other cases of paediatric subscapularis avulsion fracture reported in the literature.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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