A safe technique for sternoclavicular stabilization

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2006 Feb;35(2):64-6.


Sternoclavicular stabilization using metal implants is associated with an unacceptably high complication rate. A simple and safe technique of sternoclavicular stabilization utilizing sutures and the clinical results thereof are described in this case of an 11-year-old boy with an unstable anterior sternoclavicular dislocation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnostic imaging
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Male
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Sternoclavicular Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Sternoclavicular Joint / injuries*
  • Sternoclavicular Joint / surgery
  • Suture Techniques*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed