Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocations

  • Harish KapoorEmail author
  • Osman Riaz
  • Adeel Aqil


The most common mechanism of sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) dislocation is a fall on the shoulder. Anterior dislocations compare to posterior dislocations are more common. The clinical signs in anterior SJC dislocation are usually both visible and palpable. Posterior SCJ dislocations can be complicated with vascular injury induced by the displaced medial clavicle posteriorly. Early closed reduction is usually successful and stable. In cases where closed reduction is not possible, open reduction and stabilisation must be considered. In this chapter tips and tricks on the management of sternoclavicular joint dislocations are presented.


SCJ Dislocations Sternoclavicular Joint (SCJ) Medial Clavicle Posterior Dislocation Closed Reduction Maneuvers 
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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consultant Trauma and OrthopaedicsLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK

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