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Woman who broke her collarbone creates device to help her recover

Ana Duarte 于 2019-07-31 17:53 分享

About the solution

“I left outpatients in terrible pain with an inadequate collar and cuff sling, as most people do. I was desperate to ease the excruciating pain and somehow avoid inevitable surgery and I cobbled together a crude prototype. It eased the pain and I healed really well and much faster than expected”, she explained.

The ClaviBrace® design, which was created to relieve pain and help with healing, has been evaluated by shoulder surgeons Professor Angus Wallace and Ian Bayley. ClaviBrace is a Class 1 Medical Device registered with the healthcare regulatory agency and complies with all UK and EU regulations.

According to the official website, it works the following ways:
“- 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)”.

ClaviBrace® is available in two models: for adults and for children, costing from £240.00.

It won the Da Vinci award for medical breakthrough 2010.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2GGRAKe
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More info: https://www.clavibrace.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLToffECtI

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关于发明者

Barbara Thompson, from the UK, is a horse rider who broke her collarbone after a nasty fall. She developed ClaviBrace®, a patented device to help with the pain and to help avoid surgery.

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