Current Thoracic Surgery 2022 , Vol 7 , Issue 2
The surgical repair of a trauma-related sternoclavicular joint dislocation using the musculus gracilis tendon
Sule Karadayi1,Fatmagul Demir1,Seyran Kılınç2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics, Cumhuriyet University School of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2022.016 Viewed : 168 - Downloaded : 57 Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) dislocations are rare, and these dislocations may be traumatic or atraumatic. In this study, we will examine the treatment management of a patient whose SCJ was anteriorly dislocated following a traffic accident. We performed open stabilization for SCJ dislocation using the musculus gracilis tendon. Although the first treatment option in acute cases is closed reduction and stabilization, we recommend surgical repair because the probability of recurrence is high. The gracilis tendon is a good option for joint stabilization. Keywords : sternoclavicular joint, trauma, accidents, injuries, joints, surgical procedures