chapter  Case 5
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Spontaneous Bilateral Sternoclavicular Joint Infections

WithMathew Thomas

Spontaneous osteomyelitis of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is a very rare condition that can be challenging to manage. Treatment often involves prolonged intravenous antibiotics and multiple surgical debridement procedures. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may be useful in the management of these recalcitrant infections. We report the unusual and complicated case of a patient with spontaneous and recurrent infection of both SCJs that required multiple aggressive surgical debridement and resections along with NPWT before complete resolution.