X-ray negative posterior sternoclavicular dislocation after
Posterior sternoclavicular dislocation is a rare injury that must be recognized by the emergency physician because failure to rapidly reduce can lead to serious vascular complications.

A high index of suspicion must be maintained in the appropriate setting because these injuries are difficult to detect on physical examination as well as on plain radiography.

Published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the authors present a case of a 19-year-old man with an isolated posterior sternoclavicular dislocation, in the setting of minor blunt trauma. The correct diagnosis required multiple imaging modalities over 2 emergency department visits and was ultimately successfully managed with intraoperative reduction.

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