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2020 Feb 10

Am J Sports Med

Minimum 5-Year Clinical Outcomes, Survivorship, and Return to Sports After Hamstring Tendon Autograft Reconstruction for Sternoclavicular Joint Instability.


Lacheta L, Dekker TJ, Goldenberg BT, Horan MP, Rosenberg SI, Pogorzelski J, Millett PJ
Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb 10:363546519900896.
PMID: 32040343.


Instability of the sternoclavicular (SC) joint is a rare but potentially devastating pathologic condition, particularly when it occurs in young or active patients, where it can lead to persistent pain and impairment of shoulder function. SC joint reconstruction using a hamstring tendon autograft is a commonly used treatment option, but midterm results are still lacking.