Pouch Arm Sling (Tropical) holds, supports and immobilizes the sprained, broken or surgically operated arm in the flexion position while it recuperates. A sleek and a smart design ideally suitable for tropical countries with hot and humid climatic conditions. 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.
Smart & sleek
With thumb cradle
Angle of flexion can be customized
Offers flexibility in sizing.
Smart and sleek
Does not cover the chest
Improves ventilation and comfort
Best suited for hot climates.
Durable and non – tearable
Soft to feel
Improves patient comfort
Adjustable to ease the point of maximum pressure.
Reduces thumb fatigue
Single touch opening and closing
Easy application and removal.
Made of 3 layered P.U. bonded fabric
Ethafoam shoulder pad and thumb cradle
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.