Symptomatic recurrent anterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint is a rare but sometimes painful condition. A novel technique of extrathoracic reconstruction using tendon autograft is presented in this case report. When spontaneous ankylosis of an anterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint does not occur, and the patient remains symptomatic, surgical reconstruction using this procedure may be a viable alternative.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)|
|State||Published - Jul 2005|