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Manubriosternal joint dislocation in contact sport
  1. M Smith1,
  2. B Lenehan2,
  3. D O'Keefe3,
  4. A Martin1
  1. 1Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, University College Hospital Galway, Newcastle, Galway, Republic of Ireland
  2. 2Department of Vascular Surgery, University College Hospital Galway
  3. 3Department of Radiology, University College Hospital Galway
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Smith (mylessmith{at}


A 17 year old man developed chest pain and shortness of breath immediately after a scrummage while playing rugby football. A lateral chest radiograph showed a dislocated manubriosternal joint, with no associated injuries. This has not been previously reported in a sporting setting. This injury should be considered in flexion-compression injury of the thorax.

  • sport
  • manubriosternal joint dislocation

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