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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2014;17(4):205-208.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2014.
Ultrasonography in Sternoclavicular Joint Posterior Dislocation in an Adolescent: A Case Report
Young Min Noh, Seung Hyub Jeon, Hyung Moon Yoon
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Red Cross Hopsital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
Received: 20 November 2014   • Revised: 27 November 2014   • Accepted: 29 November 2014
Sternoclavicular joint posterior dislocations are considered a very uncommon, and type of injury where if esophagus or airway injury occurs behind the clavicle, it poses a high risk to the patient. In addition, if epiphyseal fracture occurs as a result of the sternoclavicular joint posterior dislocation, surgical treatment is often required. However, in the absence of a complete ossification of the clavicle, it is difficult to differentiate between a simple dislocation and epiphyseal fracture-dislocation solely based on simple radiographs or computed tomography scans. In this case report, the authors present a case in which a sternoclavicular joint posterior dislocation was diagnosed in a 14-year-old male athlete. The case report discusses how the posterior dislocation without epiphyseal fracture was diagnosed using an ultrasound and subsequently treated with successful outcomes using manual reduction. The case report presents our findings along with discussion that includes a literature review of relevant research.
Key Words: Sternoclavicular joint; Dislocations; Ultrasonography


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