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