Supporting the Clavicle

What is a Clavicle?

The clavicle is a long horizontal collarbone. It connects the shoulder blade to the breastplate. There are two clavicles, one on the left and the other on the right. Its major function is to keep the upper limb far from the thorax so that the arms get the maximum movement. It also protects a neurovascular bundle that supplies the upper limb.

What are the problems associated with it?

The most common problem associated with the clavicle is a broken collar bone or a fractured clavicle. There are many reasons which can cause a fracture, which include falling laterally on the shoulder bone or suffering a hit on the collar bone. A dislocated shoulder can also cause a slight dislocation of the collarbone.

How does one cure or support it?

With the advancement in medical science, supports have been developed that give stability to the clavicle. They are known as clavicle supports and consists of a series and combination of straps that provide stability as well as help in the treatment of fractures, sprains, and shoulder instability.

What are my options?

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  • Scott Specialties Universal Posture and Clavicle Support features soft cotton and flannel back panel and felt padded stockinet shoulder straps. It has front buckle closure for easy self-application and pliable metal stays enclosed for added stability.

  • FLA Orthopedics Clavicle Support helps hold shoulders back and limits clavicle movement during treatment of clavicular fractures. It has foam padded shoulder straps for comfortable wear. It features felt back panel for greater support and adjustable top straps for an excellent fit. Comes in white color.

  • FLA Orthopedics ProLite Deluxe Clavicle Support has a backpack construction which pulls shoulders back to align clavicle fracture or to provide postural support. The extra-soft padding is breathable and wicks moisture away for increased comfort. Its flat ring construction reduces pressure on the spine.

  • Rolyan Heavy Duty Felt Foam Clavicle Support is designed to help correct and prevent poor posture and reduce back strain. It features orthopedic polyester felt that is covered with cotton stockinet. It has a hook and loop Velcro closure for easy on and off. This is latex free.

 

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