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Isolated rupture of teres major in a goalkeeper
  1. Rafael Almeida Maciel1,
  2. Rodrigo Kallas Zogaib2,
  3. Alberto De Castro Pochini1,
  4. Benno Ejnisman1
  1. 1Centro de Traumatologia Esportiva (CETE), Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Universidade de Campinas, Hospital das Clinicas, São Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Benno Ejnisman, bennoale{at}


A complete rupture of the teres major is an extremely rare injury and rarely described in the literature. We report the first case of an isolated rupture of the teres major in a professional football goalkeeper. The diagnosis requires a high degree of suspicion and complementation by image examinations. Conservative treatment has a high success rate with early return to sport.

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