TechniquesA New Technique for Repairing Pectoralis Major Muscle Injuries With Cortical Button FixationSchnaser, Erik A. MD*; Noel, Curtis MD*; Gobezie, Reuben MD†Author Information *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH †Crystal Clinic, Akron, OH Reprints: Erik Schnaser, MD, University Hospitals/Case Medical Center (e-mail: [email protected]). Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: September 2010 - Volume 11 - Issue 3 - p 81-84 doi: 10.1097/BTE.0b013e3181edf159 Buy Metrics Abstract Several techniques have been described for the treatment of pectoralis major tendon injuries. Surgical intervention has shown to yield superior clinical results in complete injuries. Without fixation, the patient may have poor functional and cosmetic results. We describe here a new technique for repairing complete ruptures of the pectoralis major tendon back to its insertion onto the humerus. To date, we have had promising results with this technique and believe it may have superior biomechanical properties over other methods of fixation. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.