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Posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint: a case report and review of the clinical anatomy of the region.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11877788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint is an uncommon injury. Since 1824, when Sir Astley Cooper described the injury, little more than 100 cases have been described, and the majority of these have been in the last decade, identified by computed tomography. The significant morbidity and mortality associated with this injury is based upon serious damage to important anatomical structures found in the vicinity of the joint. We present a case report, describe the relevant clinical anatomy of this region, and review associated complications.
S Rajaratnam; M Kerins; L Apthorp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-05     Completed Date:  2002-04-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Division of Anatomy and Cell Biology, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's, King's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, Guy's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Dislocations / pathology,  radiography*,  therapy
Sternoclavicular Joint / injuries*,  pathology,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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