[Sternoclavicular dislocations. Observations on the treatment and result of 49 cases].

@article{Fry1988SternoclavicularDO,
  title={[Sternoclavicular dislocations. Observations on the treatment and result of 49 cases].},
  author={Andr{\'e} F{\'e}ry and J F Sommelet},
  journal={International orthopaedics},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          187-95
        }
}
Over a period of 19 years, 49 dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint were treated. Two were epiphyseal separations. The dislocation was an isolated injury in only 41% of the patients. There were associated injuries to the scapula in 55% and to the thorax in 37%. Forty dislocations were anterior, 8 retrosternal and one merely unstable. Seventeen were treated by operation, 15 by closed reduction and 17 were left untreated. We have been able to review 55% of these patients with an average… CONTINUE READING

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