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The use of bedside ultrasound to diagnose posterior sterno-clavicular dislocation
  1. C J Blakeley,
  2. H L Harrison,
  3. S Siow,
  4. K Hashemi
  1. Emergency Department, Mayday Hospital, Croydon, UK
  1. Correspondence to C J Blakeley, Emergency Department, Mayday Hospital, Croydon, UK; christopher.blakeley{at}

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A 16-year-old boy attended the emergency department (ED) with a painful shoulder after having fallen playing rugby. At the time of injury, the patient described difficulty in breathing, which later resolved; he also complained of dysphagia. Examination revealed a painful swelling over the sterno-clavicular (SC) joint. …

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