sternoclavicular joint

Summary

Summary: A double gliding joint formed by the CLAVICLE, superior and lateral parts of the manubrium sterni at the clavicular notch, and the cartilage of the first rib.

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  1. Hassett G, Barnsley L. Pain referral from the sternoclavicular joint: a study in normal volunteers. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2001;40:859-62 pubmed
    The sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is commonly affected by rheumatological conditions. Case reports suggest that it may refer pain to distant areas, potentially leading to delays in diagnosis and inappropriately targeted investigations...
  2. Lemos M, Tolo E. Complications of the treatment of the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries, including instability. Clin Sports Med. 2003;22:371-85 pubmed
    ..SC joint injuries are less common and nonoperative treatment is the mainstay. As our approach to these complex problems evolves, we must keep a wary eye towards avoiding and minimizing the complications of the new techniques...
  3. Higginbotham T, Kuhn J. Atraumatic disorders of the sternoclavicular joint. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2005;13:138-45 pubmed
    The sternoclavicular joint is the diarthrodial articulation between the axial and appendicular skeletons...
  4. Dauwe D, Van Oyen J, Samson I, Hoogmartens M. Septic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint and a sternoclavicular joint. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1995;20:1304-6 pubmed
    ..This is a case report...
  5. Mikroulis D, Verettas D, Xarchas K, Lawal L, Kazakos K, Bougioukas G. Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis and mediastinitis. A case report and review of the literature. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008;128:185-7 pubmed
    Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint is rare. Its causes have been reported to include immuno-compromizing diseases, intravenous drug abuse, fractures of the clavicle or catheterization of the subclavian vein...
  6. Sternheim A, Chechik O, Freedman Y, Steinberg E. Transient sternoclavicular joint arthropathy, a self-limited disease. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23:548-52 pubmed publisher
    The sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is a true diarthrodial synovial joint and therefore vulnerable to the same disease processes as in other synovial joints...
  7. Fordham S, Cope S, Sach M. Optimal management of sternoclavicular septic arthritis. Eur J Emerg Med. 2009;16:219-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Appropriate, timely, antibiotic and surgical therapy is required to limit bony destruction and potential complications...
  8. Bontempo N, Mazzocca A. Biomechanics and treatment of acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries. Br J Sports Med. 2010;44:361-9 pubmed publisher
    ..If, however, patients remain symptomatic after non-operative treatment or have a dislocated joint, there are reduction manoeuvres and surgical techniques that allow joint stabilisation...
  9. Armstrong A, Dias J. Reconstruction for instability of the sternoclavicular joint using the tendon of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008;90:610-3 pubmed publisher
    We describe a new method of stabilising a painful unstable sternoclavicular joint using the sternocleidomastoid tendon and passing it through the medial clavicle and onto the manubrium sternum...

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  1. Crisostomo R, Laskowski E, Bond J, Agerter D. Septic sternoclavicular joint: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008;89:884-6 pubmed publisher
    ..resonance image (MRI) had been performed that showed increased signal in the soft tissues around the sternoclavicular joint, primarily in the pectoralis major, and a small amount of fluid in the joint, thought possibly consistent ..
  2. Peterson C, Saupe N, Buck F, Pfirrmann C, Zanetti M, Hodler J. CT-guided sternoclavicular joint injections: description of the procedure, reliability of imaging diagnosis, and short-term patient responses. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010;195:W435-9 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate pain relief 20 to 30 minutes after diagnostic or therapeutic injections into the sternoclavicular joint and to compare patient outcomes based on the CT diagnosis.
  3. Zanelli G, Sansoni S, Migliorini L, Donati E, Cellesi C. Sternoclavicular joint infection in an adult without predisposing risk factors. Infez Med. 2003;11:105-7 pubmed
    Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is an uncommon condition and it has been associated with numerous predisposing factors...
  4. Khan S, Zahid M, Asif N, Hasan A. Tuberculosis of the sternoclavicular joint. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2002;44:271-3 pubmed
    A rare case of tuberculosis of the stemoclavicular joint in a 13-year-old girl is presented. The occurrence of tubercular infection in the sternoclavicular joint is extremely rare.
  5. Magney J, Flynn D, Parsons J, Staplin D, Chin Purcell M, Milstein S, et al. Anatomical mechanisms explaining damage to pacemaker leads, defibrillator leads, and failure of central venous catheters adjacent to the sternoclavicular joint. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1993;16:445-57 pubmed
    ..Soft tissue entrapment imposes a static load upon leads and catheters, and repeated flexure about the point of entrapment may be responsible for damage previously attributed to cyclic costoclavicular compression...
  6. Maier D, Jaeger M, Izadpanah K, Bornebusch L, Sudkamp N. [Traumatic injuries of the sternoclavicular joint]. Unfallchirurg. 2011;114:611-21; quiz 622-3 pubmed publisher
    Traumatic injuries of the sternoclavicular joint occur rarely and are mainly caused by an indirect trauma mechanism with high kinetic energy...
  7. Bar Natan M, Salai M, Sidi Y, Gur H. Sternoclavicular infectious arthritis in previously healthy adults. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2002;32:189-95 pubmed
    ..To define characteristics of sternoclavicular infection (SCI) in previously healthy patients...
  8. Abu Arab W, Khadragui I, Echave V, Deshaies A, Sirois C, Sirois M. Surgical management of sternoclavicular joint infection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011;40:630-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) infections are rarely encountered and their management is not well standardised...
  9. MacDonald P, Lapointe P. Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries. Orthop Clin North Am. 2008;39:535-45, viii pubmed publisher
    ..Posterior dislocations are much less common than anterior dislocations. Posterior dislocations, however, are more serious; they are associated with significant complications and require prompt attention...
  10. Wisniewski S, Smith J. Synovitis of the sternoclavicular joint: the role of ultrasound. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007;86:322-3 pubmed
  11. Pingsmann A, Patsalis T, Michiels I. Resection arthroplasty of the sternoclavicular joint for the treatment of primary degenerative sternoclavicular arthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002;84:513-7 pubmed
    ..We describe the mid-term clinical results of the surgical treatment of primary degenerative arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint in eight women...
  12. Emura K, Arakawa T, Terashima T, Miki A. Macroscopic and histological observations on the human sternoclavicular joint disc. Anat Sci Int. 2009;84:182-8 pubmed publisher
    To know the detailed morphology of the human sternoclavicular joint and its articular disc is essential to understanding the movement of this joint and the functional role of the disc...
  13. Song H, Guy T, Kaiser L, Shrager J. Current presentation and optimal surgical management of sternoclavicular joint infections. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002;73:427-31 pubmed
    ..Infection of the stemoclavicular joint is unusual, and treatment of this entity has not been standardized. We sought to characterize the current presentation and optimal management of this disease...
  14. Dhillon M, Gupta R, Rao K, Nagi O. Bilateral sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2000;120:363-5 pubmed
    ..Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are helpful for defining the exact extent of the disease...
  15. Kawasaki T, Sasaki Y, Shinozaki A, Bekku R, Hashimoto T, Yagi T, et al. [Tuberculosis of the sternoclavicular joint]. Kekkaku. 2007;82:475-9 pubmed
    Tuberculosis is seen in every part of the body, but sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis is rare...
  16. Mousa A, Muhtaseb S, Al Mudallal D, Marafie A, Habib F. Brucellar sternoclavicular arthritis, the forgotten complication. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1988;82:275-81 pubmed
    ..Excellent results were obtained from six to eight weeks' therapy with streptomycin, rifampicin and cotrimoxazole or tetracycline...
  17. O Leary A, Tejura H, Latibeaudiere M, Edwards G. Gonorrhoea infection presenting in pregnancy with septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2006;26:373-4 pubmed
  18. Park A, Lehnerdt G, Lautermann J. [Myositis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle as a result of arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint]. Laryngorhinootologie. 2007;86:124-7 pubmed
    ..a rare case of a myositis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle due to an acute septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint. A 51-year-old male in reduced condition was admitted to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology with a one-..
  19. Bae D, Kocher M, Waters P, Micheli L, Griffey M, Dichtel L. Chronic recurrent anterior sternoclavicular joint instability: results of surgical management. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006;26:71-4 pubmed
    Chronic anterior sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) instability may cause pain and persistent functional limitation in active patients...
  20. Ross J, Shamsuddin H. Sternoclavicular septic arthritis: review of 180 cases. Medicine (Baltimore). 2004;83:139-48 pubmed
    ..Bacteria may enter the sternoclavicular joint from the adjacent valves of the subclavian vein after injection of contaminated drugs into the upper ..
  21. Van Tongel A, MacDonald P, Leiter J, Pouliart N, Peeler J. A cadaveric study of the structural anatomy of the sternoclavicular joint. Clin Anat. 2012;25:903-10 pubmed publisher
    ..By experimental design (past and present), it would seem reasonable to assume that the incomplete types are caused by degeneration and are not developmental...
  22. Puri V, Meyers B, Kreisel D, Patterson G, Crabtree T, Battafarano R, et al. Sternoclavicular joint infection: a comparison of two surgical approaches. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011;91:257-61 pubmed publisher
    This study compares conventional open debridement with the recently proposed flap closure technique for sternoclavicular joint infection.
  23. El Ibrahimi A, Daoudi A, Boujraf S, Elmrini A, Boutayeb F. Sternoclavicular septic arthritis in a previously healthy patient: a case report and review of the literature. Int J Infect Dis. 2009;13:e119-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Through this case and a review of the literature, we discuss the difficulty of diagnosing this disorder, and the consequences of delayed treatment in terms of life-threatening outcomes and therapeutic options...
  24. Mohyuddin A. Sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis manifesting as a neck abscess: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2003;82:618-21 pubmed
    Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint is an uncommon condition, and the diagnosis can be missed until a complication occurs...
  25. Burkhart H, Deschamps C, Allen M, Nichols F, Miller D, Pairolero P. Surgical management of sternoclavicular joint infections. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003;125:945-9 pubmed
    b>Sternoclavicular joint infections are rare, and their management is controversial. We reviewed our experience with the surgical management of this condition.
  26. Limb D, Rankine J, Sloan J, Aldous S. Soft tissue injuries: 7 Shoulder and elbow. Emerg Med J. 2009;26:426-33 pubmed publisher
    ..A description of soft tissue injuries to the shoulder and elbow, together with assessment, imaging and treatment considerations...
  27. Weber D, Borisch N, Harstall R, Hechenbichler D. [The sternoclavicular luxation]. Z Orthop Unfall. 2010;148:704-8 pubmed publisher
    Injuries of the sternoclavicular joint are rare. Probably these injuries are frequently missed. Distorsion type lesions mostly heal uneventfully. Their diagnosis and treatment may be demanding...
  28. Angelakis E, Thiberville S, Million M, Raoult D. Sternoclavicular joint infection caused by Coxiella burnetii: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2016;10:139 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we present the case of a sternoclavicular joint infection caused by Coxiella burnetii and localized by positron emission tomography scanning...
  29. Dieme C, Bousso A, Sane A, Sane J, Niane M, Ndiaye A, et al. [Bipolar dislocation of the clavicle or floating clavicle. A report of 3 cases]. Chir Main. 2007;26:113-6 pubmed
    ..Management still difficult. Indications must take into considerations the severity of the injury and the functional consequences in the acromioclavicular joint...
  30. Cone L, Lopez C, O Connell S, Nazemi R, Sneider R, Denker H. Staphylococcal septic synovitis of the sternoclavicular joint with retrosternal extension. J Clin Rheumatol. 2006;12:187-9 pubmed
    Bacterial arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint is an uncommon disorder caused by a variety of microorganisms...
  31. Wettstein M, Borens O, Garofalo R, Kombot C, Chevalley F, Mouhsine E. Anterior subluxation after reduction of a posterior traumatic sterno-clavicular dislocation: a case report and a review of the literature. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2004;12:453-6 pubmed
    ..If the treatment of a residual anterior instability remains controversial, a residual posterior instability should be treated by a surgical procedure. The optimal treatment depends mainly on each surgeon's choice and practice...
  32. Haber L, Waanders N, Thompson G, Petersilge C, Ballock R. Sternoclavicular joint ganglion cysts in young children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2002;22:544-7 pubmed
    Ganglion cysts originating from the sternoclavicular joint in children have not been previously reported...
  33. Saghafi M, Henderson M, Buchanan W. Sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1993;22:215-23 pubmed
    ..Two patients are described, and the clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings of 251 reported cases in the English literature are reviewed...
  34. McArdle P, Kalbassi R, Ilankovan V. Stability of the sternoclavicular joint. A retrospective study. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003;41:12-5 pubmed
    Enlargement of the sternoclavicular joint is a well-documented but little recognised complication of radical neck dissection [AJR 3 (1971) 584]...
  35. Hidalgo Ovejero A, Garcia Mata S, Sanchez Villares J, Martinez de Morentin J, Martinez Grande M. Posterior sternoclavicular dislocation. Report of two cases. Acta Orthop Belg. 2003;69:188-92 pubmed
    ..The result was satisfactory in both cases, and the patients remain asymptomatic three and five years after trauma...
  36. Islam S, Walton G, Hoffman G. Sternoclavicular joint pseudo-tumour: a case report and literature review. J Laryngol Otol. 2006;120:e39 pubmed
    This case report describes the development of a post-treatment enlargement of the sternoclavicular joint, diagnosed as a pseudo-tumour, in a patient who had previously undergone radical neck dissection and post-operative radiotherapy for ..
  37. Fenig M, Lowman R, Thompson B, Shayne P. Fatal posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation due to occult trauma. Am J Emerg Med. 2010;28:385.e5-8 pubmed publisher
    Posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocations (PSCJDs) are extremely rare, emergent injuries...
  38. Paderni S, Trentani P, Trentani F, Stagni C, Bertoni F. Primary osteogenic sarcoma of the clavicle. Case report. Chir Organi Mov. 2002;87:63-6 pubmed
  39. Kaw D, Yoon Y. Pseudomonas sternoclavicular pyarthrosis. South Med J. 2004;97:705-6 pubmed
    Most cases of Pseudomonas pyarthrosis affecting the sternoclavicular joint have been reported in immunosuppressed intravenous drug users...
  40. Van Tongel A, Mcrae S, Gilhen A, Leiter J, Macdonald P. Management of anterior sternoclavicular dislocation: a survey of orthopaedic surgeons. Acta Orthop Belg. 2012;78:164-9 pubmed
    ..Members of the international shoulder society are more likely to choose operative treatment for chronic symptomatic anterior SC dislocations...
  41. YĆ¼ksel C, Kayi Cangir A, Kavukcu S. Spontaneous sternoclavicular joint infection. Tuberk Toraks. 2005;53:390-3 pubmed
    Spontaneous infection of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is an uncommon clinical entity. There are only few reports about this entity in the literature...
  42. Amano H, Takamori M, Fujita A, Sakashita K, Murata K, Miyamoto M, et al. [A case of sternoclavicular joint tuberculosis with renal failure due to rifampicin]. Kekkaku. 2009;84:591-5 pubmed
    ..Chest CT scan showed destruction of left sternoclavicular joint and a mass of 5 cm in diameter...
  43. Miller L. Chest wall, lung, and pleural space trauma. Radiol Clin North Am. 2006;44:213-24, viii pubmed
    ..This article reviews the radiographic and CT findings of chest wall, pleural, and pulmonary injuries that are seen in the patient who has experienced blunt thoracic trauma...
  44. Tytherleigh Strong G, Griffith D. Arthroscopic excision of the sternoclavicular joint for the treatment of sternoclavicular osteoarthritis. Arthroscopy. 2013;29:1487-91 pubmed publisher
    To report the results of a series of 10 patients who underwent an arthroscopic excision of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) for osteoarthritis refractory to conservative treatment.
  45. Balcik B, Monseau A, Krantz W. Evaluation and treatment of sternoclavicular, clavicular, and acromioclavicular injuries. Prim Care. 2013;40:911-23, viii-ix pubmed publisher
    ..typically involves plain radiographs but more advanced imaging may be required, especially in the case of sternoclavicular joint dislocations...
  46. Shreif J, Evans P. Dislocation and hypertrophy of the medial head of the clavicle: an unusual late complication of radical neck dissection. Ear Nose Throat J. 2000;79:102, 105-6 pubmed
    ..We describe the mode of presentation, etiology, and methods of prevention...
  47. Bahk M, Kuhn J, Galatz L, Connor P, Williams G. Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular injuries and clavicular, glenoid, and scapular fractures. Instr Course Lect. 2010;59:209-26 pubmed
    Injuries to the acromioclavicular joint and the sternoclavicular joint and fractures of the clavicle, glenoid, and scapula vary widely in incidence, treatment, and prognosis...
  48. Eckhouse S, Person T, Reed C, Ikonomidis J, Denlinger C. Sternoclavicular joint infection necessitating through skin and lung parenchyma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90:309-11 pubmed publisher
    Infections of the sternoclavicular joint associated with extensive local soft tissue involvement or abscess formation often require surgical debridement and drainage...
  49. Bakaeen F, Huh J, Fagan S, Bellows C. Surgical treatment of sternoclavicular joint infections in cirrhotic patients. Am J Surg. 2008;195:130-3 pubmed
    Cirrhotic patients with sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) infection pose a unique challenge for which there are no management guidelines. We reviewed our experience with this unusual infection in this high-risk patient population.
  50. Nakayama E, Tanaka T, Noguchi T, Yasuda J, Terada Y. Tracheal stenosis caused by retrosternal dislocation of the right clavicle. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;83:685-7 pubmed
    ..Chest computed tomography showed retrosternal dislocation of the right sternoclavicular joint and compression of the trachea by the medial head of the right clavicle...
  51. Alaish S, Stewart F, Fayad L. Symptomatic anterior sternoclavicular joint secondary to a bicipital rib. J Pediatr Surg. 2008;43:e23-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our patient presented with a painful anterior sternoclavicular joint subluxation secondary to a bicipital rib...
  52. Schulman M, Parsons B, Lin H, Chun J. Islandized hemipectoralis muscle flap for sternoclavicular defect. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007;16:e31-4 pubmed
  53. Laffosse J, Espie A, Bonnevialle N, Mansat P, Tricoire J, Bonnevialle P, et al. Posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint and epiphyseal disruption of the medial clavicle with posterior displacement in sports participants. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010;92:103-9 pubmed publisher
    We retrospectively analysed the clinical results of 30 patients with injuries of the sternoclavicular joint at a minimum of 12 months' follow-up. A closed reduction was attempted in 14 cases...