Go-kart Accident - Induced Isolated Sternal Body FractureCorrespondence 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.
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.
Blunt chest trauma, Diagnosis, Management
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
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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