Chronic Posterior Sternoclavicular Dislocation in a Contact Athlete: A Case Report

Laura Mena Albors, R. Jay Lee

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CASE: Traumatic posterior sternoclavicular dislocation (PSCD) is an uncommon injury that often presents in a delayed fashion and can be difficult to diagnose. Standard treatments include reduction of acute injuries and possible reconstruction for chronic injuries. We describe a 16-year-old male football player with a traumatic PSCD and initial dyspnea and dysphagia. He returned to playing contact sports without undergoing reduction. CONCLUSIONS: Contrary to the literature that suggests reduction as a primary treatment of PSCD, this case shows that a contact-sport athlete may be able to return to competitive sports with a chronic PSCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e0032
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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