Complete fusion of the manubriosternal joint
Incidental finding in patient presenting with chest pain.
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Complete bony ankylosis of the manubriosternal joint was an incidental finding.
Complete bony ankylosis of the manubriosternal joint has been documented in approximately 5% of normal people 1. In a cadaveric study, a correlation was found between increasing age and likelihood of fusion 2. It can also be seen in those with rheumatological disease, e.g. ankylosing spondylitis.