Figure-8 Brace for Clavicle Fracture Treatment
This versatile brace for broken clavicle treatment can also help if one has a so-called separated shoulder (acromioclavicular separations, grade II or III) or in the rare case one has withstood a sternoclavicular dislocation where the clavicle (collarbone) dislocates either behind or in front of the sternum (breastbone). This broken clavicle brace can also help after surgery to repair any of the aforementioned conditions. Or one may use the figure-8 clavicle splint simply to hold one’s shoulders back for better posture. See more shoulder immobilizing braces.
This brace for fractured clavicle treatment is made of lightweight foam that is covered with open cell stockinette. Both materials are breathable, lightweight and comfortable against the skin.
Enhancing the comfort aspect of this clavicle fracture sling are the pads where the straps pass beneath the arms and over the shoulders. In addition, the broken clavicle sling features a heavy-duty felt pad at the junction of were of the figure eight straps at the midpoint of the back.
The tooth-buckle closures ensure the fractured clavicle sling is tightly secured and won't come loose. The brace itself holds back the shoulders to securely immobilize the clavicle region as needed as part of treatment for a fractured clavicle or some of the other aforementioned shoulder injuries.
The sling will fit easily beneath or over one’s clothes thanks to its sleek, adjustable design. One can order this sling for clavicle fractures in numerous sizes.
This figure-8 clavicle brace can be hand washed as needed.
Broken Clavicle Treatment
A break to the collarbone that attaches the shoulder blade to the upper part of the breastplate is a relatively common injury. (As an aside, a shoulder separation occurs where the collarbone attaches to the shoulder blade while the sternoclavicular dislocation occurs at its connection point to the breastplate; recall this figure-eight collarbone splint also helps with these injuries.) Sports injuries, a car accident or simply a hard fall are all possible causes of a clavicle fracture.
The good news is that in most cases, treatment of a broken collarbone might be as simple as taking pain killers, icing the region, wearing a sling like this and engaging in physical therapy for clavicle fracture rehabilitation.
The immobilization time needed to allow the collarbone to heal varies based on the severity of the injury as well as the age and health of the patient. Clavicle fracture recovery for children is typically three to six weeks while union of the bone may take from six to 12 weeks for adults.
In some cases such as when the collarbone has punctured the skin, is broken in several places or is severely dislocated, one may need to undergo surgery that includes the use of fixation devices to make sure the bone stays in place during healing. This sling for broken clavicles can also be used for clavicle fracture surgery recovery. See more shoulder braces for post-operative use.
Features of Clavicle Brace for Fractured Clavicle Treatment
This comfortable and effective figure-eight shoulder brace is a great solution for clavicle fractures and more. Following is a summary of its features:
- Figure-eight design holds back shoulders and immobilizes the clavicle
- Treats clavicle fractures, grade II/III acromioclavicular separations (shoulder separations), sternoclavicular dislocations, poor posture
- This is also a good post-surgery clavicle fracture brace
- Heavy-duty felt pad at the back where the straps cross protects skin against rubbing
- Pads beneath the arms and over the shoulders also ward off irritation
- Broken collarbone sling is constructed of flexible foam covered by open-cell stockinettete
- Collarbone injury sling is soft and breathable, for a cooler, comfortable fit
- Tooth-buckle closures ensure the sling is tightly secured and won't come loose
- Low-profile clavicle injury brace fits easily beneath clothes, if desired
- Neutral white color
- Can be hand washed with mild soap and warm water
|XS||20" - 24"|
|S||24" - 30"|
|M||30" - 36"|
|L||36" - 42"|
|XL||42" - 48"|
|Measure the circumference around your chest at the bottom of your sternum, in inches|