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Orthopedic conditions affect people of all ages, from new borns to elderly individuals. Some conditions may be congenital while some may be developed after birth.
Our expert team of physicians, surgeons and nurses specialize in providing the utmost care and best possible treatment for spine disorders in the pediatric population.
Sports medicine involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising.
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and is the point where the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum) join.
Limb lengthening is a reconstructive procedure where the deformed bone is straightened or missing bone is replaced.

Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries

The sternoclavicular joint is the joint between the breastbone (sternum) and the collar bone (clavicle). Injuries to this joint are termed 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.

The symptoms of sternoclavicular joint injuries include:

  • 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 examination and analyzing your symptoms are sufficient to diagnose the condition. However your doctor may recommend imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI and CT scans to confirm diagnosis.

Treatment for sternoclavicular joint injuries may be surgical or non-surgical. Non-surgical treatments include ice packs, pain and anti-inflammatory medications and immobilization of your shoulder. Surgical treatment is performed only if the injury causes respiratory problems or if you develop post traumatic arthritis pain in the shoulder.