Isolated subscapularis tear from minimal trauma in a recreational athlete: A case report

Brian A Davis, Jonathan J. Edwards

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Abstract

A 49-year-old male recreational weight lifter suffered an isolated partial tear of the subscapularis muscle after minimal trauma. His history was atypical for development of a subscapularis tear, which made his case more difficult to evaluate and subsequently treat. His recovery was uncomplicated and was facilitated by a physical therapy program to enhance rotator cuff strength and proprioception. This report includes a brief review of the literature on the etiology and management of these tears. This case emphasizes the importance of an appropriate physical examination and judicious use of imaging techniques so that uncommon disorders, even those with unusual presentations, can be diagnosed and managed to obtain good outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1740-1743
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume82
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Muscles
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder pain
  • Weight lifting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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