Title

Severe right upper chest pain · tender right sternoclavicular joint · Dx?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2018

Institution/Department

Emergency Medicine, Nursing

Journal Title

The Journal of family practice

MeSH Headings

Adolescent, Athletes, Chest Pain, Hockey, Humans, Joint Dislocations, Male, Sternoclavicular Joint, Treatment Outcome

Abstract

A 16-year-old hockey player presented to our emergency department with sharp pain in his right upper chest after "checking" another player during a game. The pain did not resolve with rest and was worse with movement and breathing. The patient did not have dysphagia, dyspnea, paresthesias, or hoarseness. The physical examination revealed tenderness over the right sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) without swelling or deformity. A distal neurovascular exam was intact, and a chest x-ray showed no evidence of dislocation or fracture. The patient's pain was refractory to multiple intravenous (IV) pain medications.

ISSN

1533-7294

First Page

231

Last Page

233

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