Treatment of First-Time Traumatic Anterior Dislocation of the Sternoclavicular Joint With Surgical Repair of the Anterior Capsule Augmented With Internal Bracing (2018)
Abstract: Background: Traumatic anterior dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) are rare. Although they can usually be treated by a closed reduction, the reported subsequent recurrence rate is 50%.
Purpose: To determine whether further instability after first-time traumatic anterior dislocation would be prevented by a minimally invasive open repair of the anterior SCJ capsule, augmented with internal bracing.
Study design: Case series; Level of evidence, 4.