Neck, Clavicle & Shoulder Braces

  • McKesson Shoulder Immobilizer McKesson Brand 155-79-84100C

    McKesson

    McKesson Gray Shoulder Immobilizer

    McKesson's premium shoulder immobilizer provides support and immobilization of the shoulder and arm commonly required following surgery, traumatic injury, or cast removal. The low-profile immobilizer features a soft fiber laminate material constructed of...

    $8.49
  • Ossur Philadelphia Rigid Cervical Collar Ossur PHP-AA

    Ossur

    Ossur Philadelphia Beige Rigid Cervical Collar

    Two-piece foam adjustable cervical collar indicated for post-trauma; herniated cervical disc; cervical spondylitis; post-operative; cervical spondylosis and RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and OA (cervical osteoarthritis) cervical spin.X-ray, CT, MRI lucent...

    $33.99
  • Ambu Perfit ACE Extrication Cervical Collar Ambu 281000

    Ambu

    Ambu Perfit ACE White Extrication Cervical Collar

    16 sizes in one collar from neckless (size 3) to tall (size 6) Flat storage Radio translucent, CAT & MRI compatible Designed to assist with the maintenance of neutral alignment, prevention of lateral sway and anterior-posterior flexion and extension of...

    Starting at $13.99
  • Stifneck Select Extrication Cervical Collar Laerdal Medical 980010

    Stifneck Select

    Stifneck Select Multi-color Extrication Cervical Collar

    The Laerdal Stifneck select extrication collar is four different collars in one. It stabilizes spinal patients correctly and easily with four different sizing options that all lock quickly and safely into place.Locks ensure selected sizes stay in place...

    $8.99

Neck, Clavicle & Shoulder Braces

While you might wear other types of braces for extra support or injury prevention, neck and shoulder braces are almost exclusively used after an injury or post-surgery. Clavicle braces also aren’t typically worn for general support but instead as a treatment for a shoulder injury.

Neck Braces

Neck support braces (also known as cervical collars) come in two basic types: soft and rigid.

Soft Cervical Collars

As the name implies, this type of brace is made of soft but firm material and provides moderate support. The bodies of soft collars are typically made of foam rubber covered with cloth. It provides support while still allowing flexibility and freedom of movement.
Soft collars come in various sizes, from extra-small to extra-large, and are adjustable to fit more or less snugly.

Rigid Cervical Collars

This type of neck brace consists of a hard plastic shell or frame lined with soft padding. Rigid cervical collars are most often used after neck surgery to immobilize the neck during healing or when you are recovering from an injury to your cervical spine.

Shoulder Braces

Shoulder injuries are the most common reason for wearing a shoulder brace. A shoulder support brace may also be necessary after shoulder surgery, such as a rotator cuff repair.
Some injuries that could require a brace during recovery include:
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Fracture of the clavicle (collarbone) or scapula (shoulder blade)
  • Separated shoulder
  • Shoulder tendonitis or bursitis
  • Biceps tendonitis or tear
  • Shoulder impingement
Shoulder injuries are often the result of sports, particularly contact sports. Falls and repetitive motion or overuse can also lead to these injuries.

There are three primary types of shoulder braces: shoulder stabilizers, slings, and clavicle braces.

Shoulder Stabilizers

This brace cradles the shoulder and limits the range of motion or immobilizes the AC joint. There are various styles of shoulder stabilizers. Most consist of a short compression sleeve reaching mid-bicep, which connects to a strap, band, or sleeve that goes around the chest and under the unaffected arm.

Shoulder stabilizers work well for various injuries, including strains, separations, rotator cuff tears, and dislocations or shoulder instability. This brace is appropriate for sports.

Slings

Standard slings, such as those used to support a broken arm, may be appropriate for minor shoulder injuries. However, immobilizing slings are more complex and consist of a semi-rigid sling supported by a harness that fits around both the unaffected shoulder and the waist.

Clavicle Braces

This brace immobilizes the clavicle and is usually used to treat clavicle fractures. The clavicle brace is very simple: a wide, padded strap that loops around both shoulders from the back in a figure-eight formation. This pulls the shoulders back and limits motion in the upper body, holding the clavicle in correct alignment as it heals. You can wear a clavicle brace either on top of or underneath clothing.

Choosing the correct type of brace for your condition is important for proper healing. If you're unsure which type of brace or support is right for you, talk to your doctor.