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Posterior Dislocation of Sternoclavicular Joint- A Case Report

Volume 6 | Issue 2 | May-August 2020 | Page: 18-22 | Shikhar Yadav, Renjit John Mathew, Dileep Sasi, John Thayyil John

Authors : Shikhar Yadav [1], Renjit John Mathew [1], Dileep Sasi [1], John Thayyil John [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Shikhar Yadav,
Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: dr.shikhar.yadav@gmail.com


Background: Traumatic sternoclavicular joint dislocation is a very rare occurrence worldwide and is seen in only 0.5-3% of all injuries to the shoulder girdle . It is seen in high-velocity injuries resulting mostly from road traffic accidents or usually in contact sports such as rugby which is a game not played in our country. The sternoclavicular joint has a lot of important structures belonging to the cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, and digestive system posterior to it and hence it creates a major challenge to the orthopedic surgeon while dealing with the same. With the lack of incidence and experience on this subject, the surgeon might often miss the diagnosis by not suspecting it or struggle to manage the patient after its diagnosis.
Case Report: A case report of a 12 year old male who has history trauma to the chest which resulted in a posterior dislocation of left sternoclavicular joint and the same was reduced successfully using a closed technique without any complications. A one year follow up of the patient shows complete range of left shoulder with no pain and no history of subsequent instability of the sternoclavicular joint.
Keywords: Posterior dislocation; Sternoclavicular joint; Closed reduction.


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How to Cite this Article: Yadav S, Mathew RJ, Sasi D, John JT | Posterior Dislocation of Sternoclavicular Joint- A Case Report | International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | May-August 2020; 6(2): 18-22.

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