Sternoclavicular Joint Injury Diagnosis
In order to diagnosis a sternoclavicular joint injury, Dr. Millett will perform a thorough examination to assess why a patient has sternoclavicular joint pain and discomfort. He will most likely order an X-ray or an MRI to confirm his diagnosis, and from there, an appropriate course of treatment will be prescribed.
Sternoclavicular Joint Injury Treatment
Treatment for a lower grade SC joint injury will typically consist of plenty of rest along with the use of pain medications and a shoulder sling. In more advanced cases, surgery will be required. There are numerous shoulder surgery techniques to treat the SC joint offered by Dr. Millett and his team, including resection arthroplasty, reduction and capsulorrhaphy and SC joint reconstruction surgery.
SC Joint Reconstruction Video
For more resources on an SC joint injury, or to learn more about treatment options for SC joint pain, please contact the office of Dr. Peter Millett.