Treatment of First-Time Traumatic AnteriorDislocation of the Sternoclavicular JointWith Surgical Repair of the Anterior Capsule Augmented With Internal Bracing
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.
Methods: Open repair of the anterior SCJ capsule was completed on a series of patients who had sustained a first-time traumatic anterior dislocation of the SCJ. ….