Posterior sternoclavicular dislocation is an unusual sports injury whose diagnosis is not easy and whose by no means infrequent complications may be very serious. Parasternal pain, dyspnoea or dysphagia following a violent injury to the shoulder girdle should be investigated by computed tomography of the sternoclavicular joints to ensure that a potentially severe lesion is not over looked as a result of a negative X-ray and an inconclusive clinical picture. This paper describes three cases in young sportsmen at a good competitive level. Surgical reduction and stabilization were followed by satisfactory long-term results and resumption of sport.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Sports Traumatology and Related Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- posterior dislocation
- sports injuries
- Sternoclavicular joint
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