Late-onset sternomanubrial dislocation with progressive kyphotic deformity after a thoracic burst fracture.

@article{Stahlman1995LateonsetSD,
  title={Late-onset sternomanubrial dislocation with progressive kyphotic deformity after a thoracic burst fracture.},
  author={G C Stahlman and R B Wyrsch and Michelle J. McNamara},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={350-3}
}
Fractures and dislocations of the sternum may be associated with flexion-compression injuries of the thoracic spine. Sternal injuries most commonly occur at or near the sternomanubrial joint. We present a patient with a known thoracic spine fracture who developed a subsequent late-onset, symptomatic sternomanubrial dislocation and progression of thoracic kyphosis, ultimately requiring operative fixation of both the sternum and the spine. Internal fixation of these sternal injuries should be… CONTINUE READING