Goal of Surgery
Pec tear at the shoulder is a sudden snapping injury of the shoulder where a heavy lifting activity causes rupture of the pectoralis major tendon from the upper arm.
The goal of pec repair surgery is to locate the torn pec major tendon and to reattach it to its normal position on the upper arm.
There are 2 types of repair using a mini open approach;
- Single row repair is required for a small tear
- Double row repair is required for a large tear
Single Row Repair
In this case the ruptured pec tear may have some remaining fibres still attached to the upper arm, meaning surgery does not need to be so extensive. Repairing the small rupture and forcing the patient to rest and rehab correctly will offer an optimal surgical result.
Double Row Repair
For patients who have had an extensive rupture, a double row technique will ensure adequate suture coverage of the tendon with adequate fixation to the bone, ensuring optimal conditions for tendon to bone healing.
If you are suffering a pec tear and don't know what to do, Dr Gupta can offer advice or a second opinion if you are uncertain. Contact Dr Gupta on 02 9687 8344 or make an online booking here.
Mini open surgery is a minimally invasive procedure which will cause little to no scarring. Dr Gupta is a specialist shoulder surgeon with a back ground in micro-surgery. You will have one of the best at your service to to manage the smallest scar possible, despite your condition.
You should expect the following after surgery;
- Drowsy and swollen
- Pain, decreasing over 6 weeks after the operation
- You will see Dr Gupta again about 2 weeks after your operation
- You will be in a sling for up to 6 weeks
- You should complete rehab with a Physiotherapist following Dr Gupta's Pec Repair Protocol
- You will see Dr Gupta again about 3 months after your operation
Dr Gupta has a proven track record of successful surgical outcome and will talk to you further about your condition at your initial consultation. To book an appointment with Dr Gupta, call 02 9687 8344 or make a priority booking online here.