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Ronald Lehman, Daniel Riew, Klaus Schnake

General Editor

Luiz Vialle

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Hard collar

1. Introduction

The purpose of a collar is to prevent ranges of motion outside of limits deemed unfavorable for fracture healing.

A fracture that is deemed to be stable may be treated with a collar immobilization or without immobilization.

Early mobilization is instituted once a patient is upright. AP lateral plain x-rays are then obtained to make sure there is no significant fracture displacement requiring surgery.