1. The methods commonly used in the treatment of fractures of the clavicle have received unfavorable comment by many authors.
2. The Bohler clavicular splint is advocated for use in the treatment of a variety of fractures of the outer third of the clavicle, where downward pressure on the inner fragment is required.
3. The patients are ambulatory and have complete use of the extremity at all times; thus stiffness of the shoulder and elbow joints and atrophy of the muscles are avoided.
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