PLoS One 2020 28;15(12):e0244209. Epub 2020 Dec 28.
Section of Pediatric Traumatology (Sektion Kindertraumatologie, SKT) of the German Trauma Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, DGU), Berlin, Germany.
Background: Dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint (anterior/posterior) and acromioclavicular joint (SCJ and ACJ, respectively) are rare injuries in childhood/adolescence, each having its own special characteristics. In posterior SCJ dislocation, the concomitant injuries in the upper mediastinum are most important complication, while in anterior SCJ dislocation there is a risk of permanent or recurrent instability.
Methods: In a retrospective analysis from seven pediatric trauma centers under the leadership of the Section of Pediatric Traumatology of the German Trauma Society, children (<18 years) were analyzed with focus on age, gender, trauma mechanism, diagnostics, treatment strategy and follow-up results. Read More