Retrosternal dislocation of the clavicle: An unusual sports injury

V. Sansone, G. Fraschini, A. Gobbi, P. Galeazzi

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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 overlooked 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Sports Traumatology and Related Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996


  • Posterior dislocation
  • Sports injuries
  • Sternoclavicular joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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