Sternoclavicular (SC) Joint, Separation of

The sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is located on the anterior chest where the clavicle (collarbone) meets with the sternum (breastbone). Separation of the SCJ is relatively uncommon in athletes and is usually caused by significant trauma to the area resulting from high-velocity injuries, such as those incurred in contact sports or motor vehicle accidents. Separation of the SCJ may be life threatening because of the large blood vessels that run just underneath the clavicle. The practitioner must have a high level of suspicion ...

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