Sternoclavicular Injuries

The sternoclavicular joint is the joint between the breastbone (sternum) and the collar bone (clavicle). Injuries to this joint are termed as sternoclavicular joint injuries and can include stretching or tearing of the ligament. It is usually caused due to severe trauma or a direct blow to the side of your body such as in motor vehicle accidents or contact sports.

Sternoclavicular Injuries


  • Severe pain at the site of the injury
  • Displacement of the clavicle which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing
  • Crackling noise from the joint
  • Instability in the joint


  • Medical History
  • Physical Examinations
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan

Non-Surgical Treatment:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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