Treatment of clavicular fractures. Figure-of-eight bandage versus a simple sling

Acta Orthop Scand. 1987 Feb;58(1):71-4. doi: 10.3109/17453678709146346.


Seventy-nine out-patients with midclavicular fractures were included in a prospective, randomized trial comparing treatment with a figure-of-eight bandage and a simple sling. Sixty-one patients completed the study and were reevaluated clinically and radiographically after 3 months. We found that treatment with a simple sling caused less discomfort and perhaps fewer complications than with the figure-of-eight bandage. The functional and cosmetic results of the two methods of treatment were identical and alignment of the healed fractures was unchanged from the initial displacement.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bandages* / adverse effects
  • Clavicle / injuries*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Random Allocation