Management of dislocations of both ends of the clavicle.

  title={Management of dislocations of both ends of the clavicle.},
  author={James O Sanders and F A Lyons and Charles A. Rockwood},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={72 3},
We treated six patients who had a dislocation of both ends of the clavicle (an anterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint and a posterior dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint). Two patients who had fewer demands on the shoulder--an elderly woman and a woman who had had an ipsilateral amputation of the hand--did well; they had only minor symptoms after non-operative management. The other four patients (all men) had continuing pain at the acromioclavicular joint; each had a… CONTINUE READING