Acute Dislocations of the Sternoclavicular Joint: A Review Article

William T. Obremskey, Elsa B. Rodriguez-Baron, Lauren M. Tatman, Rodrigo F. Pesantez

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Acute dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint are uncommon injuries, and it is difficult for physicians to develop expertise in treating these injuries because of their infrequent nature. No level I evidence currently exists for these injuries, but several retrospective studies and surgical techniques have been described. For acute injuries, current recommendations include early treatment with closed reduction. If unable to attain or maintain reduction after a closed attempt, open management should be considered. Previous reviews have outlined relevant anatomy, physical examination findings, and imaging for these injuries. This article aims to review updated information from the past decade regarding techniques for reduction, outcomes, and complications related to the injury and surgical management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2022


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