ClaviBrace® Clavicle Fracture Brace

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ClaviBrace® is a surgeon backed award-winning medical breakthrough treatment for all severity of broken collarbone [Clavicle fracture]. X-rays have provided conclusive evidence that ClaviBrace® can remove shoulder girdle [muscle] spasm within minutes whilst also delivering instant pain relief.

Removing shoulder girdle spasm allows the fracture to achieve anatomical alignment and in addition, can avoid rotation at the fracture site and risk of future shoulder complications.

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WHAT IS A BROKEN COLLARBONE

ClaviBrace® avoids the need for surgery, scar and associated surgical risks.

Where the break has shortened [overlaps], naturally expands [reduces] the fracture to maintain original collarbone length Prof Wallace video. 

We have two collarbones comparative in composition to a rib which heals in around ten days. Similarly, a broken collarbone, when properly braced, is also capable of healing quickly. 

It is an important little bone and plays a vital part in stabilising the shoulder. Ignoring it when broken can result in reduced range of arm movement, future shoulder weakness and serious chronic malfunction.

Those arriving in A&E after breaking their collarbone often leave in a collar and cuff make-shift sling or a cloth triangle or, if you're lucky, an actual arm sling. This can give the impression, wrongly, that the break is insignificant. This form of care is referred to as 'treating the fracture conservatively'. It is not in fact treatment and represents a random [hit or miss] benign [do nothing] approach.

ClaviBrace® V SURGERY

All surgery poses risk and should only be used as a last resort. Weighing up risk of surgery against a bad natural outcome has led to a surge in surgical procedures and the idea that surgery is best.

Below are the pro's and con's,

ClaviBrace® 

SURGERY

High chance of union

High chance of union

Faster healing and return to sport

Slower return to sport

Naturally expands a shortened collarbone to maintain original length

Uses a metal plate to maintain original length

No scar

Scar

Pain relief - minimal use of pain medication, no antibiotics

Medication and antibiotics

Possibility of not wanting to wear a close contact brace

Possibility of plate rejection or failure

Stronger mending, less chance of easy break

Risk of future impact causing a more difficult to treat fracture at one or either end of the plate

No need for general anesthetic and related side effects

Potential for rupturing blood vessel and bleed into the chest cavity

No hospital stay - no risk of contracting infection

Infection into the chest cavity 

No need for surgery to remove a metal plate or further down-time

Potentially surgery to remove a metal plate and further down-time

Greater independence and confidence during convalescence

Anxiety about disrupting the plate  

Ten years working with icons of shoulder surgery and ClaviBrace® now represents a significant advance in the treatment of a broken collarbone, offering a credible alternative to surgery and filling the middle ground between surgery and sling. 

Using ClaviBrace®, in almost all cases, the bone will successfully unite [join together]. Nerves are protected, future shoulder strength and range of arm movement is preserved.

Those opting for surgery can use ClaviBrace® immediately after to safeguard the plate and return confidently to sport sooner.

ClaviBrace® can also offer an emergency option until a more convenient time for surgery can be arranged i.e. outside of competition or exam schedules.

CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORING A COLLARBONE FRACTURE

FACTS ABOUT SURGERY

ClaviBrace® TREATMENT - WHAT'S INVOLVED?

1. Our surgeon led team need to see a copy of your X-Ray (email or Whatsapp 07968510452). If you don't have a copy we can arrange for another to be carried out. There may be a charge for doing this. 

2. Fitting your ClaviBrace® is a straightforward procedure and is carried out by one of our affiliated medical fitters.

3. If your collarbone is displaced, comminuted [splintered] or shortened, our medical fitter will need to manipulate and re-set the fracture before applying ClaviBrace®, much in the same way as resetting a broken arm before fitting a cast.

NOTE: This is not a painful process and all part of the surgeon led service we offer.

ClaviBrace® is not routinely available through the NHS but is available through private healthcare.

Harley Street Spine Plus Clinic manager, David Papamichael explains, "ClaviBrace® is an exciting innovation" READ MORE...

REHABILITATION ADVICE

HOW TO FIT

ClaviBrace® wins a Da Vinci 
MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH AWARD
for the treatment of collarbone fractures
 Nominated by world famous surgeon Professor Angus Wallace 

 TESTIMONIALS

HOW ClaviBrace® WORKS

  • It is the only brace specifically designed to hold a broken collarbone in place without bearing down on the fracture

  • Does not ride up and maintains constant shoulder support

  • Does not cut in at the underarms or interfere with blood supply to the arms

  • Prevents rotation of the fracture and subsequent malunion (badly joining of the two broken ends)

  • STOPS EXCRUCIATING NERVE PAIN - lifts the broken bone ends up and away from underlying nerves preventing nerve impingement and risk of nerve damage

  • Quickly stabilises the fracture, holding it in the best possible position for healing

  • Crucially, prevents shortening of the collarbone

  • Reduces disturbance providing an ideal healing environment for faster calcification (bone hardening)

* Can also be used to stabilise and treat a broken shoulder blade [scapula] 

    An ANTI NECKACHE ARM SLING is included with ClaviBrace®

    Our NHS Ethics committee approved hospital study found that wearing a conventional arm sling causes neck pain and the potential of nerve damage after only four days of wear. Our anti neck pain arm sling avoids this risk and offers greater comfort and shoulder support.

    NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH A FIGURE OF EIGHT SPLINT

    A Canadian study found that the 'figure of eight splint', does nothing to resolve a broken collarbone and causes more discomfort. ClaviBrace® has addressed the problems of the figure of eight splint cutting in at the back of the neck, bearing down on the broken bone and restricting blood-flow to the arms.

    AN ARM GAITER CAN BE ADDED TO PREVENT EXTREMES OF MOVEMENT, PROVIDE CONFIDENCE AND AN EARLY RETURN TO SPORT

    The gaiter from highly breathable fabrics and developed by top shoulder surgeon MR IAN BAYLEY and attaches to the inside of the gilet.

    BUY GAITER

     TINA'S STORY

    Horse and Hound 
    - Tina back competing with three horses at Buckminster Horse Trails, a record four weeks after badly smashing her collarbone.

    The Gilet and Gaiter combination gave International event rider Tina Canton the confidence to get back to competition only 4 weeks after smashing her collarbone in four places.

    WHY DO WE USE A GILET DESIGN?

    • Technical bracing components have been cleverly integrated into a gilet style garment specifically designed to remove any perceived stigma about wearing a medical brace

    • Airflow breathable fabrics allow the gilet to be worn continuously without overheating or discomfort

    TO ARRANGE A FITTING CALL Angel Med on 01476 516200

    A fitting fee of between £35-£50 may also be applied in addition to the purchase price and is payable directly to your chosen fitter.

    Affiliated Fitting Centres

    Musculoskeletal info

    Shoulders blades (Scapula) have very few mechanoreceptors (the means by which the brain can understand and detect their position). With a broken collarbone the shoulder can droop forward, throwing the shoulder blade out in an unnatural winging action. This can adversely affect surrounding muscles with long-term consequences such as Scapular Dyskinesis.

    By wearing a ClaviBrace® the collarbone is fully supported and the scapula held to the chest wall. Any risk of developing abnormal muscle patterning diminishes.

    GILET SPECIFICATION:

    • Slimline close-contact gilet design with integrated plastic stays front and back.

    • Integrated shoulder retraction straps with tension control buckle fastening to the front

    • 4-way super stretch side panels offer expansion for a male and female fit

    • Dual elastic hip-pulls fasten onto front panels to stabilise hips and support lower back

    • Integrated plastic stays, front and back, lift the diaphragm/rib-cage, align spine

    • Specially shaped components support shoulder and broken bone

    • An elasticated internal belt - similar to a ski jacket – prevents riding-up

    • Strong chunky zip

    ClaviBrace® is registered with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). CE compliant and is quality made in Britain.

    1st class Royal Mail tracked delivery.  Item(s) are dispatched same-day including Saturdays. Royal Mail are independent and any delays are outside of our control.