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Sterno-manubrial dislocation in a 9-year-old gymnast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16184733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dislocations of sternal segments in children are extremely rare lesions; only seven sterno-manubrial dislocations have been reported in the literature. We present a case of posterior sterno-manubrial dislocation in a 9-year old gymnast exercising on parallel bars. We preferred performing an open reduction and plate stabilization using an angular stable implant, because of pain and respiratory distress. This technique of stabilization has not been described in the literature before and present the advantage of combining a high stability with a reduced risk of iatrogenic retrosternal injury. The plate stabilization led to an immediate amelioration of symptoms. The plates could be removed 4 months after initial treatment. The boy rapidly regained his sporting capabilities.
S Nijs; P L O Broos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-27     Completed Date:  2006-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / diagnosis*,  surgery
Gymnastics / injuries*
Manubrium / injuries*,  surgery
Sternum / injuries*,  surgery

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