Nonoperative Treatment of a Patient With Shoulder Pain and a History of Sternoclavicular Fracture-Dislocation

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A 59-year-old male was referred to physical therapy due to shoulder pain. Computed axial tomography reveled a previous sternoclavicular injury, consistent with fracture-dislocation. This report describes the rehabilitation process of the patient with shoulder pain and a history of sternoclavicular joint fracture-dislocation. Thoracic mobility exercises, glenohumeral mobilizations, muscle strengthening, neuromuscular reeducation, and pain science education were used. The patient exhibited improvement in regard to pain, mobility, muscle strength, and self-reported questionnaires.

The authors are with the Physical Therapy Unit, Santojanni Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Villalba (federicojosevillalba@gmail.com) is corresponding author.
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