Providing reassurance and managing your broken collarbone with care and expertise, supporting you through to recovery. Designed to help you avoid surgery and getting the best outcome possible.
A results driven clavicular gilet and non-surgical treatment for all severity of broken collarbone - also known as a clavicle fracture - includes a specially designed arm sling that prevents neck ache.
The gilet offers instant pain relief, a faster return to sports and work and more comfortable recuperation. It can successfully treat all severity of clavicle fracture obtaining anatomical alignment and union, making it a credible alternative to surgery (ORIF).
Importantly, within minutes removes the muscle spasm that naturally occurs in shoulders with this type of injury, allowing the fracture to reduce i.e. 'open out to length'. Shoulders are fully supported removing any risk of rotation at the fracture site and eliminating future shoulder complications.
BMI Hospital and Harley Street shoulder consultant Mr Ian Bayley FRCS, "the clavicular gilet is an exciting innovation and we're seeing really good results using it".
Want to know more about how our dedicated fracture treatment service works? Contact Mr Ian Bayley's secretary, Jayshree Ravel on 07525 067 060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disappointed with only a simple cuff after breaking your collarbone? You have every right to be, this is not a treatment and represents a random hit or miss, benign do nothing approach.
Ten years working with icons of the shoulder world has helped us understand how wearing the gilet can achieve successful outcomes without surgery.
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HOW IT WORKS
Quickly stabilises a fracture holding it in the best possible position for healing
A gilet design that does not ride up and applies constant tension at the shoulders supporting the fracture
Does not cut in at the underarms or interfere with blood supply to the arms
Prevents rotation at the fracture site avoiding malunion (bad joining of the two broken ends)
STOPS EXCRUCIATING NERVE PAIN - lifts the broken bone ends up and away from underlying nerves, stopping pain, preventing nerve impingement and risk of nerve damage
Reduces disturbance, holding the fracture in place providing an ideal healing environment and encouraging faster calcification (bone hardening)
* Can also be used to stabilise and treat a broken shoulder blade [scapula] and broken ribs.
Providing an advance on the traditionally used figure of eight splint
A Canadian study proved that the 'figure of eight splint', does nothing to resolve a broken collarbone. It cuts in at the back of the neck, bears down on the broken bone and restricts blood-flow to the arms. The clavicular gilet resolves those problems by adopting a gilet waistcoat design.
WHY USE A GILET DESIGN?
Through adopting a gilet design the problems of previous conservative clavicle fracture treatments have been addressed i.e. slippage, discomfort, pressure on the fracture and on the nerves and blood supply to the arm (s).
Technical bracing components have been cleverly integrated into a gilet style garment specifically designed to remove any perceived stigma about wearing a medical brace
Airflow breathable fabrics allow the gilet to be worn continuously without overheating or discomfort