I tore my right pec during an ice hockey fight (I play for my university) on 10/9/15. I went to the ortho and an MRI confirmed the tendon had completely torn off my humerus. I had the surgery on 10/21/15. Doc told me when he opened me up that my clavicular head hadn’t torn at all, only my sternal head came off. I was supposed to wear my sling for 6 weeks. I never wore it to sleep, just braced myself with pillows. I ditched the sling completely around 6 weeks. Started Physical therapy at 8 weeks out. I’m currently 14 weeks out and can do full back workouts and high-bar squats with little/no pain. Additionally, I started do unilateral DB Presses with a 10 lb DB using my right arm. I started this thread to answer any questions anyone might have about the pec tear surgery process. When it happens, you never feel like you’ll get better. But, I get better every month and am just embracing the process. I’ve included some information on my diet and supplement choices for the first couple months below.
- Creatine HCL
- Vitamin A
- Fish Oil
- Intermittent Fasting
- Approx. 3000 cal/day
- Bison, Eggs, Chicken, Fruit, Potatoes
If anyone else has undergone pec tear, I’m curious, was there a hard lump at your insertion site for awhile after the surgery?