Spontaneous rupture of the latissimus dorsi muscle is a rare injury, and few reported cases were avulsion injuries at their humeral insertion.
Latissimus Dorsi Tear in an Olympics-Level Tennis Player: Case Report and Review of Literature. Latissimus dorsi tears are extremely rare and are encountered primarily in high-level athletes. Noted initially in baseball pitchers, cases have been described in other sports too, with one report of a latissimus dorsi tear at the muscle-tendon junction in a tennis player.
Latissimus dorsi tears are extremely rare and are encountered primarily in high-level athletes. Noted initially in baseball pitchers, cases have been described in other sports too, with one report of a latissimus dorsi tear at the muscle–tendon junction in a tennis player.
Tears of the latissimus dorsi (LD) and teres major (TM) muscles occur in high level throwers. The LD originates from the lower thoracic spine, lower ribs, and iliac crest. The LD inserts on the inner part the humerus bone just below the glenohumeral joint.
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An injury to the latissimus dorsi muscle, also known as the lats, produces pain at the back of the shoulder and the base of the shoulder blade. Tight spots in the latissimus dorsi may also cause low back soreness and mid back pain. In some cases, the lats refer pain down the arm and into the hand.
Latissimus dorsi muscle injuries might be associated with an injury of the teres major muscle. Clinical presentation Patients usually report pain, burning or tearing sensation and might show an asymmetry or bruise of the posterior axillary fold or lump at the latissimus dorsi muscle belly.
The latissimus dorsi is often injured during sports activities. For example, this muscle is used during pitching activities — first as a shoulder stabilization during the cocking phase, then as a strong internal rotator during the acceleration phase of the movement. Advertisement.
The latissimus dorsi is one of the largest muscles in the back. It can be injured with overuse, or when a person does not use correct form while exercising. In most cases, latissimus dorsi pain ...