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Acta Orthop Scand. 1987 Feb;58(1):71-4.

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


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.

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