Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker

Authors: Jonas Andermahr, Michael McKee, Diane Nam

Clavicle Medial, complete articular

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Glossary

General considerations

An acute posterior sternoclavicular dislocation can be a life threatening situation and an immediate reduction in the operating room should be undertaken as a potential life-saving procedure.

Nonoperative treatment
Main indication Skill Equipment
Undisplaced fracture Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only


Supporting indications

  • Undisplaced fracture
Reduction of sternoclavicular dislocation
Main indication Skill Equipment
Posterior or superior displaced fracture Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only


Supporting indications

  • Compression of retrosternal or retro clavicular structures
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

2.0 2016-12-05