Clavicular fracture is treated by?
A. Fixation with plate and screw
B. Open reduction and internal fixation
C. Skeletal traction
D. Figure of eight bandage
Correct answer : D. Figure of eight bandage
- Clavicular fracture heals with good functional results even if there is moderate displacement of the fracture ends
- Perfect reduction is not essential
- Treatment consists of a ‘Figure of Eight’ bandage which is periodically tightened
- A sling can be used initially to support the upper limb
- In case of elderly patients with risk of axillary neurovascular compression, only a sling is used instead of the ‘figure of eight’ bandage
- Open reduction is done in case of non union, neurovascular damage, floating shoulder and wide separation of the fracture ends with interposition of soft tissue.