Canadian study banned traditional 'figure of eight' splint

A Canadian study has proven the traditional 'figure of eight splint' to be of little or no use in treating a broken collarbone and its use was banned in Canadian healthcare. 

The study found that the shoulder straps bear down on the broken bone often pushing the broken bone down onto underlying nerves. This leads to excruciating pain and can cause tingling in the arms and numbness in the fingers with risk of nerve damage.