The patients with sternoclavicular joint
tuberculosis often present with painful swelling, rarely with painless swelling, and very rarely with sinus (9).
A 62-year-old Chinese female patient was evaluated for her bilaterally swelling sternoclavicular joints
in our center.
They were excluded if they had trauma within the last month, inflammatory joint disease, local neoplastic disorder, a feeling of instability at the glenohumeral joint, contraindications to passive joint mobilisations at the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, or sternoclavicular joints
, or shoulder pain referred from the vertebral column structures.
Disorders of the sternoclavicular joint
, in Rockwood C and Matsen FA (eds): The Shoulder.
Clinical examination revealed the presence of a tender, 6 x 6-cm erythematous swelling over the right sternoclavicular joint
5 year follow-up, four patients were reported as having deformity at the sternoclavicular joint
, one had no deformity and one had a "small prominence.
Key Words: immunocompetent host, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, pyarthrosis, sternoclavicular joint
A 32-year-old male presented with a mass in the region of his left sternoclavicular joint
Patient 5 serves as an example of how a relatively common condition, osteoarthritis of the sternoclavicular joint
, may manifest clinically as a swelling in the sternoclavicular area.
To date, septic arthritis has been documented in the knee, (9-13) the shoulder, (14,15) the elbow, (16) and the sternoclavicular joint
4) In addition, osteolytic lesions with cortical disruption and costal or sternoclavicular joint
lesions can be seen.
On right side it arises from brachiocephalic trunk behind the right sternoclavicular joint
and on left side from aortic arch in superior mediastinum and passes into root of neck.