Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : November | Volume : 11 | Issue : 11 | Page : RD01 - RD02

Go-kart Accident - Induced Isolated Sternal Body Fracture RD01-RD02

Onur Kaplan, Ozgur Sogut, Mehmet Yigit, Mustafa Ozturk, Muhamed Furkan Ozden

Correspondence
Dr. Ozgur Sogut,
Associate Professor, University of Health Sciences, Department of Emergency Medicine, Haseki Research and Training Hospital,
Millet Street, Zip Code: 34096, Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey.
E-mail: ozgur.sogut@sbu.edu.tr

Sternal fractures can occur in isolation or with concomitant injuries, such as deceleration injuries and blunt anterior chest trauma. They are seen in 3%-8% of cases of blunt chest trauma, the most common cause of which is motor vehicle accidents. These cases account for 60%-90% of sternal fractures. With the mandatory use of seatbelts, the incidence of sternal fracture has increased. A go-kart (or go-cart) is an open-wheeled car that comes in all shapes and forms, from motorless models to high-powered racing machines. Here, we report on the case of a patient who was involved in a go-kart accident that resulted in an isolated sternal body fracture, with no evidence of concomitant injury on portable anteroposterior and lateral chest radiographs. The patient was treated conservatively with a sternum external fixation corset.