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Anesthetic Management of Posterior Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocations: A Report of 2 Cases.

TitleAnesthetic Management of Posterior Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocations: A Report of 2 Cases.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsWeinberg R, J Chazen L, Lichtman AD
JournalA A Pract
Volume14
Issue5
Pagination152-154
Date Published2020 Mar 01
ISSN2575-3126
Abstract

Posterior sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) dislocation is a rare cause of shoulder injury that can present with life-threatening mediastinal complications. This injury most commonly occurs in adolescents and young adults, and there is a lack of anesthesia literature addressing its anesthetic implications. We present 2 cases of posterior SCJ dislocations and discuss the anesthetic management and the potential for mediastinal injuries.

DOI10.1213/XAA.0000000000001171
Alternate JournalA A Pract
PubMed ID31985504