J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1990 Apr;25(2):579-583. 10.4055/jkoa.1990.25.2.579.

Traumatic Posterior Dislocation of the Sternoclavicular Joint: A case Report


Dislocation of the clavicle at its sternal end is relatively rare, as compared with acromioclavicular dislocation. Among them, the posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint was extremely rare. So, not more than fifty cases had been reported in the literature. Of these three main typesanterior, superior, and posterior-the anterior one is by far the most common. Most authors have stressed the difficulty in confirming the diagnosis with routine radiographs. We experienced a case of traumatic posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint treated successfully by manipulative reduction. So, we report it with review of literature.


Posterior dislocation; Sternoclavicular joint
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