Figure 8 or regular sling for broken collarbone?
Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:04 PM
My son broke his collarbone tonight, I didn't get to see the x-ray but it looks like the sternal end is over the other portion. They put a figure 8 brace on him. I've been reading that an arm sling is just as effective. Also they section where the straps tighten is at the base of his neck and is actually pulling his head forward. I asked the nurse and nurse practitioner about this and they assured me that it was on correctly. I'm a PTA but I deal with home health patients and we just don't see many shoulders other than the occasional rotator cuff repair. Are slings usually as effective as the figure 8? Also do you know where i could find a picture of a figure 8 brace in use?
Posted 12 June 2009 - 03:48 AM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:29 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:26 PM
Is this still the case? Figure 8 has really been proven useless??
13 y/o broken collerbone. Currently in sling. Going to appt today to see if figure 8 is needed
Should I argue against it?
I hope you see this soon