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Standard Sling Application

For Ultrasling, Ultrasling II, Brassard Leather Sling


Prior to fitting the sling ensure that your shoulders are symmetrical

Once in place this is how your sling should look:
Left side view
Front View
Back View
Right Side View

If you are wearing a body belt this is how your sling should look:
Left Side View
Back View
Right Side View

If someone is fitting the sling for you, support your operated arm with your elbow at right angles using your unoperated arm. Slide the sling in from behind so that your elbow fits snuggly into it.
If fitting the sling without assistance, ensure that you are seated, with your elbow bent to 90 degrees (a right angle - see picture right). You will find it more comfortable if your arm is supported on a pillow.
Fasten the strap across your forearm, it should be approximately one inch below your elbow crease.
Attach the wrist strap approximately one inch from your wrist (towards your elbow). The lower 'D' ring should rest against your body and the higher 'D' ring should face upwards.
Take the shoulder strap over the opposite shoulder and feed it through the upper 'D' ring.
Attach the strap back onto itself so that your elbow is held at right angles (90 degrees flexion - see picture)
If you are wearing a body belt, feed the other strap through the lower 'D' ring and attach it onto itself with the velcro tab.
Take the body belt around your back and attach it over the front of the elbow section of the sling. Adjust as necessary so that your arm is held snugly against your body.

 NB ALL THE ABOVE ARE GUIDELINES ONLY. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR ADDITIONAL QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT YOUR THERAPIST OR CONSULTANT.




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