US3338236A - Padded clavicle splint - Google Patents

Padded clavicle splint

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US3338236A
US3338236A US38026564A US3338236A US 3338236 A US3338236 A US 3338236A US 38026564 A US38026564 A US 38026564A US 3338236 A US3338236 A US 3338236A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F5/00Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices; Anti-rape devices
    • A61F5/01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
    • A61F5/04Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints
    • A61F5/05Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints for immobilising
    • A61F5/058Splints
    • A61F5/05808Splints for clavicle fractures
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S128/00Surgery
    • Y10S128/19Clavicle splint

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Aug. 29, 1967 J, MCLEOD, JR 3,338,236

PADDED GLAVICLE SPL-INT Filed July 6, 1964 INV E NTOR ATTORNEYS United States Patent Ofi ce 3,338,235 Patented Aug. 29, 1967 3,338,236 PADDED CLAVICLE SPLINT John J. McLeod, Jr., 217 27th Ave. S., Grand Forks, N. Dak. 58201 Filed July 6, 1964, Ser. No. 380,265 1 Claim. (Cl. 12S-87) This invention relates to orthopedic devices used to brace the upper body during healing following the fr-acture of the clavicle bone.

The clavicle is the bone at the upper front part of the shoulder joining the breastbone and shoulder blade. It is commonly called the -collarbone. A fracture of this bone allows the shoulder to drop downward, forward and inwardly, This in turn may cause an overlap of the bone portions. After the shoulder is raised toward its original position and the bone is properly set or immobilized for protection, the fracture will usually mend in between two to eight weeks.

For many years various devices have been used to accomplish this purpose of setting and holding the bone in place. Such devices are illustrated in United States Patents Nos. 1,585,341, 1,755,641, 1,880,946, 1,917,106 and 2,450,298.

None of the above devices possesses the unique features and attributes of the present invention. The present invention comprises a unitary preassembled clavicle splint which is adaptable to fit many dilferent sizes. Through combination of the proper materials it forms adequate bracing using far less material and causing less discomfort to the patient than prior devices.

The invention further performs necessary functions which the less bulky prior art devices are unable to d0. It provides elevation of shoulder, provides lateral traction and greater comfort due to its force being applied evenly over a larger area.

These features are illustrated in the accompanying drawmgs:

FIGURE 1 is a rear view of the splint on a patient;

FIGURE 2 is a front view of the splint on the same patient;

FIGURE 3 is a rear view of a modified form of the splint necessary for the larger size patients;

FIGURE 4 shows the three elements comprising the splint; while FIGURE 5 shows the elements in cross-section.

The frame of the splint is two web straps 10, 11 which are crossed over and sewn together at their crossover point 12 near their ends. These web straps when assembled form a ligure-eight brace running over the shoulders and under the axillae. The ends of the straps 10, 11 near the cross-over point 12 contain buckles 13, 14 to which are attached the opposite end of the strap. Attached to the under side of the strap is a piece of orthopedic felt 15 surrounded by a stockinet 16. The three elements are firmly attached by threads 17 passing entirely through the stockinet web Iand strap. The felt is at least 1A inch thick and between one and two and threefourths inches in width. It is lof suicient length to cover from behind and on top of the shoulder down the front of the shoulder and under the arm.

The splint forms a substantial bulk as it passes under the axilla at point 18. When the arm of the patient is lowered, this bulk will then act as a fulcrum pulling the top of the shoulder out and tending to hold the clavicle in the proper position.

As seen in FIGURE 1, the figure eight design of the splint also tends to hold the two shoulders at the same level. It therefore tends t0 raise the injured shoulder to its original level, not merely to pull it back at its lowered level as other splints do.

For the larger size patients a modied form is necessary. This is indicated in FIGURE 3 where the buckles do not attach to an end of the strap but are attached to the lower end of a vertical base strap 19 while the main straps 10 and 11 are attached to the upper end of this vertical strap.

The combination of the bulky orthopedic felt 15 and the rugged webbed straps 10 and 11 further insure that an adequate force can be maintained on the injured limb without either undue discomfort or loss of rigidity due to the cloth straps stretching.

Having described my invention, I claim:

In a clavicle splint the combination comprising (a) a non-elastic vertical base strap,

(b) two non-elastic shoulder straps of textile material joined to each other at one end of each and both these joined to the upper end of the vertical base strap,

(c) said shoulder straps each disposed at an acute equal angle to either side of the vertical,

(d) two buckles at the lower end of the vertical base strap for connection with the free ends of the shoulder-straps,

(e) a felt pad attached to each shoulder strap,

(f) said felt pad enclosed within a stockinet,

(g) said attachment of the felt pads, stockinets and shoulder straps being by stitching running the length of the pads,

(h) said felt pads being of a length suicient to pass over the nape lof the neck of the wearer past the clavicular region and through the aXilla to the back,

(i) said felt pad being of width and thickness sucient to supply the required force to the shoulder without excessive pressure and of suicient bulk through the axilla to form a fulcrum to supply lateral traction on the Louter end of the clavicle when the arm is lowered along the side.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 84,787 12/ 1868 Adamson 2-45 370,055 9/ 1887 Haley 2-45 3,141,456 7/1964 Meek 12S-87 3,189,026 6/ 1965 Barnett 12S-75 FOREIGN PATENTS 840,015 1/ 1939 France.

OTHER REFERENCES Zimmer Strap Clavical Splint, Zimmer Mfg. Co. Catalog, 1953, p. 505.

RICHARD A. GAUDET, Primary Examiner.

I. W. HINEY, Assistant Examiner.

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US3718137A (en) * 1971-01-13 1973-02-27 Medical Specialties Inc Clavicle brace
US4570619A (en) * 1982-10-27 1986-02-18 Jung Corporation Clavicle brace
US4589406A (en) * 1983-08-11 1986-05-20 Florek Florian F Orthopaedic appliance for use in treating acromioclavicular joint injuries
US4784128A (en) * 1986-12-18 1988-11-15 Bauerfeind Gmbh & Co. Shoulder-joint bandage
FR2635969A1 (en) * 1988-09-02 1990-03-09 Bates Norman orthopedic holding device and process for its manufacturing
EP0425938A1 (en) * 1989-10-31 1991-05-08 Peter Dr. Habermeyer Bandage system
US5181906A (en) * 1990-07-20 1993-01-26 Bauerfeind Gmbh & Co. Shoulder-joint bandage
US5259833A (en) * 1992-09-15 1993-11-09 Barnett Larry W Back bending motion limiting apparatus
US5810215A (en) * 1995-01-13 1998-09-22 Louis S. Orloff Baseball glove break-in kit
US5860872A (en) * 1996-03-07 1999-01-19 Vitale; Kevin Batter's stride training device
US20030153855A1 (en) * 2002-02-14 2003-08-14 Rhee Jhoon Goo Posture apparatus
US6945945B2 (en) * 2000-06-28 2005-09-20 Givmohr Corporation Flaccid upper extremity positioning apparatus
US20070016120A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-01-18 Latronica Miguel J Posture band and method of improving posture
US20070175005A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-08-02 Who Would Of Thunk It Innovations, Llc Adjustable buckle with dual tensioning and releasable closure for joining opposite ends of an article
WO2011053261A1 (en) * 2009-10-27 2011-05-05 Krekan Claudia Compensation aid
US8196588B1 (en) 2004-02-17 2012-06-12 Ron Krenzel Immobilizer
US20120279508A1 (en) * 2011-05-03 2012-11-08 Mcbean Leanne Marie Restraint
US8783537B2 (en) 2010-07-28 2014-07-22 Romina Ghassemi Ergonomic backpack
US9044324B2 (en) 2010-12-02 2015-06-02 Ronald Louis Krenzel Selectively adjustable arm and shoulder support
USD734591S1 (en) * 2013-07-31 2015-07-21 LaLo 4073, LLC Undergarment strap
USD748277S1 (en) * 2014-05-30 2016-01-26 Paul Chen Posture loop
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US9456919B2 (en) 2014-03-12 2016-10-04 Jeanie Pollack System, method, and device for posture support
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US3141456A (en) * 1962-03-16 1964-07-21 Cicero P Meek Clavicle splint
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US3718137A (en) * 1971-01-13 1973-02-27 Medical Specialties Inc Clavicle brace
US4570619A (en) * 1982-10-27 1986-02-18 Jung Corporation Clavicle brace
US4589406A (en) * 1983-08-11 1986-05-20 Florek Florian F Orthopaedic appliance for use in treating acromioclavicular joint injuries
US4784128A (en) * 1986-12-18 1988-11-15 Bauerfeind Gmbh & Co. Shoulder-joint bandage
FR2635969A1 (en) * 1988-09-02 1990-03-09 Bates Norman orthopedic holding device and process for its manufacturing
US4966136A (en) * 1988-09-02 1990-10-30 Bates Norman R Orthopedic support device
EP0425938A1 (en) * 1989-10-31 1991-05-08 Peter Dr. Habermeyer Bandage system
US5181906A (en) * 1990-07-20 1993-01-26 Bauerfeind Gmbh & Co. Shoulder-joint bandage
US5259833A (en) * 1992-09-15 1993-11-09 Barnett Larry W Back bending motion limiting apparatus
US5810215A (en) * 1995-01-13 1998-09-22 Louis S. Orloff Baseball glove break-in kit
US5860872A (en) * 1996-03-07 1999-01-19 Vitale; Kevin Batter's stride training device
US6945945B2 (en) * 2000-06-28 2005-09-20 Givmohr Corporation Flaccid upper extremity positioning apparatus
US20030153855A1 (en) * 2002-02-14 2003-08-14 Rhee Jhoon Goo Posture apparatus
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US7578798B2 (en) 2002-02-14 2009-08-25 Jhoon Goo Rhee Posture apparatus
US8196588B1 (en) 2004-02-17 2012-06-12 Ron Krenzel Immobilizer
US8733365B2 (en) 2004-02-17 2014-05-27 Ronald Louis Krenzel Immobilizer
US20070175005A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-08-02 Who Would Of Thunk It Innovations, Llc Adjustable buckle with dual tensioning and releasable closure for joining opposite ends of an article
US20070016120A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-01-18 Latronica Miguel J Posture band and method of improving posture
WO2011053261A1 (en) * 2009-10-27 2011-05-05 Krekan Claudia Compensation aid
US8783537B2 (en) 2010-07-28 2014-07-22 Romina Ghassemi Ergonomic backpack
US9044324B2 (en) 2010-12-02 2015-06-02 Ronald Louis Krenzel Selectively adjustable arm and shoulder support
US9827133B1 (en) 2010-12-02 2017-11-28 Ronald Louis Krenzel Selectively adjustable arm and shoulder support
US20120279508A1 (en) * 2011-05-03 2012-11-08 Mcbean Leanne Marie Restraint
USD768956S1 (en) 2013-07-31 2016-10-18 LaLo 4073, LLC Posture enhancement strap
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US9456919B2 (en) 2014-03-12 2016-10-04 Jeanie Pollack System, method, and device for posture support
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USD748277S1 (en) * 2014-05-30 2016-01-26 Paul Chen Posture loop
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