5. Adjust the length of the strap so your hand is always at or above the level
of your elbow.
6. Move the pad on the shoulder strap near your neck so it feels
Taking Off the Sling
1. Loosen the fastener and take the strap out.
2. Gently remove the sling from the injured arm.
Care While Wearing the Sling
Unless you have been instructed otherwise, follow these general care
• Adjust the strap on the sling so your hand is slightly higher than your
elbow. This helps reduce swelling.
• Be sure your elbow is back in the pocket of the sling as far as possible.
• Smooth the sling so there are no wrinkles along your arm that may cause
• Remove the sling each day to wash your arm and shoulder. Use a damp
washcloth to wash your armpit and skin. Dry well with a towel. Limit
movement of your injured arm.
• Ask about exercises for your fingers, wrist and elbow.
• Your sling can be hand washed and air-dried. You may need to purchase
another sling to wear while one is being cleaned.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or therapist if you have any questions or
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