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.
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