A bandage used to suspend or support an injured part of the body, commonly a bandage suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand. A strap, band, or the like, forming a loop by which something is suspended or carried, as a strap attached to a rifle and passed over the shoulder. A sling is a device used to support and keep still (immobilize) an injured part of the body. Slings can be used for many different injuries. They are most often usedwhen you have a broken (fractured) or dislocated arm or shoulder.
Supports the arm and carries the weight across the back and shoulder.
Universal design fits right or left arm.
Adjustable slide buckle for proper height adjustment.
Comfortable lightweight material.
Soft quality fabric as envelope for resting the forearm with elbow bent at 90 degrees.
Non-stretching strap helps to reduce pressure and evenly distribute weight of affected arm over the other shoulder.
Adjustable, broad shoulder pad further reduces pressure on the neck and shoulder region.
Simple closure, using velcro and plastic buckles.
Special thumb loop is provided inside the fabric envelope for 'parking' the hand when desired.
Brachial nerve injury
Upper arm fracture
Shoulder subluxation/ dislocation
Surgical or non-surgical management of arm Fractures , dislocations, Sprain
Post surgical protection
How to Use
Insert forearm in the sling.
Pull strap over the shoulder. Insert the hook end of the strap into the buckle.
Adjust the length of the shoulder strap so the elbow joint rests at an approximate 90° angle. Then fasten the hook and loop closure to tighten.
SLEEPING: For the first 6 weeks your sling should be kept on while you are in bed. You may find it more comfortable to sleep on your back initially, with a pillow under your operated arm for support. You may also find it more comfortable to sleep in a semi-sitting position.
The sling should fit snugly and comfortably around your elbow. It should also come to the very end of your arm without cutting off your wrist or hand.
Reach for the neck strap and place it behind your head.
Wash it in your machine alone on gentle cycle, in cold water. After washing, hang the sling to dry or pop it right in the dryer on the low setting. Steam iron on the hottest setting to remove wrinkles.
Each sling should be washed at 30 C (cold), 40 C (warm) or 60 C (hot), depending on maximum allowed washing temperature for a specific sling. You should not try on or use the sling before first washing. This is because, your sling must shrink to its designed length and its designed weaving density. Adequate weaving density is the condition for sling safety and durability. Shrinking occurs only during the first washing. If shrinking would keep occurring later then probably a mistake during washing of the sling/wrap happened.
Sling should be washed in small amount of washing powder for babies. Using laundry liquid makes fiber too slippery, which, in some slings and wraps, may cause the threads to move during tying and tightening.
Try to avoid washing the sling together with clothes with zippers or other sharp elements, as those may catch on the sling or pill the sling's material
To avoid pilling of the sling, we suggest that you rather have a full load of your washing machine. This will protect your sling from milling about too much and rubbing against other clothes or slings during washing.
It is worth to pay some attention to sweaters, fleece or jackets worn on top of your sling. Sharp edges of your zipper, heavy duty thread used in the inner side of your jacket (especially for pockets) may pill your sling in those places.