Playing a game of footy one day and i got tackled and landed side on and i felt my collar bone push in. turned out i had a slight prosterior displacement of my collar bone at the sternoclavicular join (think that is right), which in basis means that my collar bone got pushed back a bit where it connects to the sternum. Doctors decided that to put it back in when it was only slightly moved back would be too dangerous because of the risk of such surgery due to all the important stuff behind the collar bone so they decided to put me in a figure 8 brace for 3 weeks.
just wondering if at the end of my treatment when the injured area is full healed, will i get full movment of my arm without stiffness or any other effects due to the fact that the collar bone isnt in the right spot?
Hi, in majority of patients recovery is full, with return of all movements. Posterior sternoclavicular dislocation is mainly associated with some complications in 25% of the patients like recurrent dislocation, pneumothorax, and rupture of underneath blood vessels. If it is just a sprain, prognosis is excellent. For more information do visit http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/TOPIC783.HTM
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.