Posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation: Case report and discussion

Nick Kuzak, Adrian Ishkanian, Riyad B. Abu-Laban

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The sternoclavicular joint is the most frequently mobilized non-axial, major joint, but is the least frequently dislocated. Most sternoclavicular dislocations are anterior. When posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocations do occur, they may present with a variety of signs and symptoms, including serious intrathoracic injuries. We discuss the case of a patient with a subacute posterior sternoclavicular dislocation who presented to the emergency department 2 months after being hit in the posterior neck. We also review the signs, symptoms and management of posterior sternoclavicular dislocation and the literature on this topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Dislocation
  • Sternoclavicular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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