Management of dislocations of both ends of the clavicle

J. O. Sanders, F. A. Lyons, C. A. Rockwood

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We treated six patients who had a dislocation of both ends of the clavicle (an anterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint and a posterior dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint). Two patients who had fewer demands on the shoulder - an elderly woman and a woman who had had an ipsilateral amputation of the hand - did well; they had only minor symptoms after non-operative management. The other four patients (all men) had continuing pain at the acromioclavicular joint; each had a reconstruction of the joint, which resulted in a painless, full range of motion and return to normal activity. No patient had continuing pain in the sternoclavicular joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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