2453 / FIGURE-8 DESIGN CLAVICLE STRAP
The OTC 2453 lightweight clavicle strap holds the shoulder area in the correct position to help promote the healing process following a clavicle or shoulder injury. It can also be used to help correct simple bad posture. The strap has a figure-8 design for easy application, and varying degrees of support can be obtained by adjusting the tension of the shoulder straps.
Indications Listed Below
• Provides support and stability to the clavicle and shoulder area
• Wide, comfortable figure 8 shoulder straps minimize binding
• Easy grip buckle fastening and adjustment provide excellent fit and maintain even support
• Extra long straps can be trimmed as necessary
• Can be worn inconspicuously under clothing
• Latex free
Padded shoulder straps, 3" wide, minimize uncomfortable binding over the shoulder and under the arms.
Figure-8 design for easy application and adjustment. Large felt back panel evenly distributes support over the entire shoulder area.
How to Measure for and Apply the CLAVICLE STRAP
|MEASURE CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE AT THE LEVEL OF THE UNDERARMS|
|X-SMALL||20” - 24” (50.8 - 61 cm)|
|SMALL||24” - 30” (61 - 76 cm)|
|MEDIUM||30” - 36” (76 - 91 cm)|
|LARGE||36” - 42” (91 - 107 cm)|
|X-LARGE||42” - 48” (107 - 122 cm)|
A. Measure chest circumference at the level of the underarms
1. The garment should be applied with the patient standing in a comfortable and correct posture.
2. Position the garment so that the square panel is centered against the shoulder blades side to side and top to bottom, with the straps draped over the shoulders and dangling in the front.
3. Fasten the shoulder strap on the uninjured side first. Then fasten the strap on the injured side, gently adjusting bilaterally until the shoulders are back, but not hyperextended.
4. When properly applied, the support should fit snug but not so tight that it deeply depresses the skin.
Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC shoulder and clavicle products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.
|Clavicle Fracture / Separation|
|Herniated Cervical Disc|
|Kyphosis / Kyphoscoliosis|
|Rotator Cuff Injury|
|Shoulder Dislocation / Instability|
|Shoulder Sprain / Strain|
|Bicep / Rotator Cuff Tendonitis|
Common Conditions of the Shoulder
Cycle through the slides below to familiarize yourself with several common conditions associated with the shoulder. The conditions decribed below may not be treated by the specific product listed above. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.
Rotator Cuff Injury
While an arthroscopic surgical repair to the shoulder can usually be accomplished with minimal invasion, there will be an extensive recovery period that can last for many months. The first phase can potentially last up to six weeks following surgery. Frequent application of ice will help reduce swelling. The use of an arm sling will also help with the healing process. Physical therapy might also be indicated. The second phase of recovery will last from six to twelve weeks where a limited range of arm movements will be allowed. The final phase will last from 3 to 6 months during which light but effective exercises are performed to strengthen the muscles in the arm. During this entire process an arm sling or shoulder immobilizer may be used to provide support and comfort.
Bursitis the most common cause of pain the shoulder. It is an inflammation that affects the small fluid-filled sacs – bursa – that cushion the bones and soft tissues around the shoulder joint. Bursitis often occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motion. Symptoms of shoulder bursitis include pain that accompanies certain movements, pain that interferes with sleep, and shooting pains that extend down the outer edge of the arm. Treatment for shoulder bursitis typically involves anti-inflammatory drugs, application of ice treatment, and resting and immobilization of joint with use of an arm sling or immobilizer.
As a general rule, shoulder injuries should not require surgical repair. But a majortear in the rotator cuff often will require surgery. While a repair usually can beaccomplished with minimal invasion with the use of an arthroscope, there will bean extensive recovery period that can last for many months. The first phase canpotentially last up to six weeks following surgery. Frequent application of ice willhelp reduce swelling. The use of an arm sling will also help with the healingprocess. Physical therapy might also be indicated. The second phase of recoverywill last from six to twelve weeks where a limited range of arm movements will beallowed. The final phase will last from 3 to 6 months during which light buteffective exercises are performed to strengthen the muscles in the arm. Duringthis entire process an arm sling or shoulder immobilizer will be used to providesupport and comfort.
The Anatomy of the Shoulder
FRONT OF THE right SHOULDER
C. Subscapularis Tendon
D. Subscapularis Muscle
Posterior OF THE right SHOULDER
B. Spine of Scapula
C. Rotator Cuff