WHAT IS A CLAVICLE OR COLLARBONE? We have a pair of clavicles or collarbones. They are the only horizontal bones in our body and serve to keep the scapula in position so that arms hang freely away from the trunk of the body. They allow maximum range of movement to the arms. CLAVICLE FUNCTIONS INCLUDE: Absorbs force to the upper limb by transferring it to the axial skeleton, particularly the rib cage. Suspends the scapula (shoulder blade) so that the upper limb is able to move freely for full range of motion. Protects the nerves and vessels (Brachial Plexus) that pass through the cervico-axillary (neck-armpit) canal and the apex of the lung.
- An advance on tradition Figure of Eight splints PLUS an arm sling. Based on top surgeon innovation & DaVinci medical breakthrough award winner, ClaviBrace® this brace sling combination represents a transformation in the treatment of clavicle fractures. Registered with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
- BRACE – ONE-SIZE, fits most adults & children (offers a wide range of adjustment, waist belt zero to max 147cm (58inch). Special Velcro® releases easily when lifted upwards & holds firm when curved over shoulders to offer tuck-free adjustment. Chest strap prevents shoulder straps pinching at underarms *Available in white only.
- Suitable for all types of clavicle fracture. Wear as soon after injury as possible, continuously for 5-8 weeks or until X-ray shows calcification & bone has united. Use with arm sling *Help may be required on initial fitting.
- High resistance shoulder cushions widen at shoulder for optimum retraction (prevents pressure on fracture & nerves) and tapers at underarm to allow arm forward into sling without restricting blood-flow. Cushions must be positioned below the level of each collarbone & NOT directly over the fracture site.
- Effective shoulder retraction encourages muscles to relax and blood-flow to return. Original collarbone length can often be regained (vital for good shoulder function) & better outcomes achieved without surgery. Can be worn during X-ray & airport security friendly.