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- Generous size poly/cotton envelope supports entire area and provides maximum patient comfort
- Adjustable web shoulder strap with slide buckle for ease of application and removal
- Ideal for cast support; injuries to the arm, wrist or hand
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Manufacturer Name: DJO
Manufacturer Number: 79-99157
Application: Arm Sling
Brand or Series: Procare® Deep Pocket Economy
Dimension UOM: IC
Weight UOM: LB
Color: Blue / White
Fastening Type: Buckle Closure
Material: Polyester / Cotton
Quantity Per Sell: 1
SHOULDER SLING / SHOULDER IMMOBILIZERS & SUPPORTS
If you or an individual under your care sprained or injured his shoulder, a shoulder sling or shoulder immobilizer may be one of the things he requires for a full recovery. Types of arm and shoulder support products that may be suggested as aids for recovery include arm immobilizers, shoulder stabilizers, and shoulder braces
There are many different types of shoulder slings. There are shoulder stabilizers, standard shoulder slings, and shoulder immobilizers. These products are very similar, yet different. Here’s how.
Standard Shoulder Slings
A regular shoulder sling, aka an arm sling, is a medical product constructed of a durable yet slightly flexible fabric. The injured arm is slid carefully and gently into the pocket of the sling, and the crossbody strap of the sling is placed over the head on the opposite shoulder. The sling cradles the arm against the body, with the elbow at a 90-degree angle.
In order to help you heal, the shoulder sling or arm sling must be worn the right way. It should be adjusted by an experienced medical professional, and should prevent your shoulder from moving any more than necessary. Wearing a shoulder sling improperly is not only not good for the injured area, but it can be severely detrimental; it can actually cause blood or fluid to build up in your hand and wrist. Help your shoulder heal well by applying your shoulder sling properly, and ask your doctor how often you need to wear it. Wearing a sling for too long can cause a stiff shoulder.
Generally, slings are worn for up 4 weeks following injury or surgery, and then are often worn just at night for another 2 weeks.