January Featured Author

Dr. Pochini

Alberto de Castro Pochini, PhD
Chief of Sports and Traumatology Center
Federal University of Sao Paulo

From the January issue: Clinical Considerations for the Surgical Treatment of Pectoralis Major Muscle Ruptures Based on 60 Cases: A Prospective Study and Literature Review

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Pochini discuss his article from the January issue.


Dr. Alberto de Castro Pochini has worked in the Sports and Traumatology Center of the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil since 2000.  During this time, he’s focused on studying musculotendinous lesions as pectoralis major ruptures and other sports lesions.  He followed powerlifting and weightlifting athletes for 13 years with tendinopathy after steroid anabolic use and overuse training.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

Pectoralis Major Muscle Rupture in Athletes: A Prospective Study Am J Sports Med January 2010 38 92-98; published online before print October 30, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509347995

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