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What physical therapy is appropriate for dislocated sc joint?
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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Guided Therapy
Depending upon whether this was an anterior or posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint you may or may not need surgery.
If non-surgical, brief immobilization and then guided therapy with a physical therapist to increase range of motion and limit pain. If surgical, you may similarlly need immobilization and rehab but of a slightly longer duration. Most heal nicely without surgery.

In brief: Guided Therapy
Depending upon whether this was an anterior or posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint you may or may not need surgery.
If non-surgical, brief immobilization and then guided therapy with a physical therapist to increase range of motion and limit pain. If surgical, you may similarlly need immobilization and rehab but of a slightly longer duration. Most heal nicely without surgery.
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Time
Usually gets better with time.
Never reduces back to original position. Pt can use modalities to decrease the swelling.

In brief: Time
Usually gets better with time.
Never reduces back to original position. Pt can use modalities to decrease the swelling.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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