Seat belt trauma: Pectoralis muscle rupture and delayed mesh repair

Kyle P. Harvey, James D. Adair, M. Azhar Ali

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To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a seat belt-related rupture of the pectoralis major muscle and its successful delayed repair using mesh. We report a case of a 34-year-old white man who sustained a right pectoralis major muscle rupture from a seat belt during a motor vehicle crash. The patient presented to us 2 years after the injury. We introduce a technique using mesh that results in a successful repair of a cosmetically disfiguring chest wall defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-833
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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