Sternoclavicular osteomyelitis and pyoarthrosis as a complication of subclavian vein catheterization: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Lindsey1984SternoclavicularOA,
  title={Sternoclavicular osteomyelitis and pyoarthrosis as a complication of subclavian vein catheterization: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Ronald W. Lindsey and J. A. Leach},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1984},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={1017-22}
}
Numerous complications have been attributed to subclavian vein catheterization. Osteomyelitis and/or sternoclavicular pyoarthrosis is a rarely mentioned complication, previously reported only four times. Soft tissue infections occur frequently and respond well to topical and antibiotic treatment. If symptoms should persist for several weeks, osteomyelitis… CONTINUE READING