Sternoclavicular separation is an uncommon sprain of the ligaments of the sternoclavicular joint (the junction between the breastbone [sternum] and the collarbone [clavicle]). When a ligament is overstretched, it becomes taut and gives way at its weakest point, either where it attaches to the bone or within its midsubstance. The sprain may range from where the collarbone keeps its normal position with respect to the sternum (nondisplaced) to the collarbone losing contact with the sternum. The collarbone may move outward (anteriorly) to become more prominent, causing a bump on the chest, or backward, behind the sternum (posteriorly).
Dr. Steven Chudik serves the greater Chicagoland area and has offices in Chicago’s western suburbs. This information is provided by Dr. Chudik and not to be used for diagnosis and treatment. For a proper evaluation and diagnosis, Dr. Chudik can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org/, or at 630-324-0402.
Content provided by Dr. Chudik not to be used for diagnosis and treatment. You can receive a proper evaluation and diagnosis by making an appointment with Dr. Chudik