1. The plaster jacket may be used to immobilize and give positive support to the fragments after reduction of fractures of the clavicle.
2. This method requires more time for its application than splints and other apparatus, but this disadvantage is offset by the small amount of attention which the patient requires in the follow-up treatment.
3. The cast is comfortable and allows recumbency for sleeping in the supine position, on the side, or in the prone position with the arm over the side of the bed.
4. The patient may be ambulatory with an assurance to the surgeon that any movement on the part of the former will not disturb the position of the fragments.
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