Sternoclavicular joint injuries

Joel Torretti, Scott A. Lynch

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the current literature pertaining to the anatomy, biomechanics, and treatment of the sternoclavicular joint and its injuries. Recent findings: There have been a number of reviews attempting to synthesize the current recommendations for the treatment of sternoclavicular joint injuries. In addition, new research has been done in an attempt to better define the role of the many ligaments contributing to the stability of the sternoclavicular joint. These have illustrated the importance of the posterior sternoclavicular capsular ligament in the maintenance of anteroposterior stability. The role of ultrasound in the intraoperative decision-making process of sternoclavicular joint injuries has also been evaluated in clinical studies and is discussed. There has also been work comparing the relative strength of various reconstruction methods, which is reviewed. Summary: Although there has been a small but significant advancement in the cumulative knowledge of the sternoclavicular joint, there still remain a number of unanswered questions. Controlled comparisons of the variety of treatment methods will be needed to reliably assess clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-247
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Orthopaedics
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Sternoclavicular joint injuries'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this