A sling is a bandage used to support an injured arm.
To apply a sling:
- Support the arm above and below the site of the injury.
- Place the triangular bandage under the injured arm and over the uninjured shoulder to form the sling.
- Tie the ends of the sling at the side of the neck.
Do not use a sling for a long period of time. Immobilizing an arm for too long can cause stiffness or even a frozen shoulder.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||August 7, 2012|