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

Go-kart Accident - Induced Isolated Sternal Body Fracture

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

1. Senior Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. 2. Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. 3. Senior Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. 4. Senior Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. 5. Junior Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Correspondence Address :
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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Blunt chest trauma, Diagnosis, Management

How to cite this article :

Onur Kaplan, Ozgur Sogut, Mehmet Yigit, Mustafa Ozturk, Muhamed Furkan Ozden. GO-KART ACCIDENT - INDUCED ISOLATED STERNAL BODY FRACTURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2018 Jan 20 ]; 11:RD01-RD02. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=November&volume=11&issue=11&page=RD01-RD02&id=10882

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/30995.10882

Date of Submission: Jun 21, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jul 11, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 30, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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