Sternal fracture

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis certain


High speed RTA. Sternal pain. Fracture?

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Minimally displaced fracture of the upper third of the body of sternum with associated soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

Sternal fractures typically occur following high impact injuries, such as an RTA.

This is a significant injury as it may be associated with mediastinal or cardiac complications.

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