Broken Arm Sling | Shower Wrist Fracture Cast Holder & Waterproof Elevated Shoulder Support Strap


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Why You Need This Broken Arm Sling

With accidents occurring every day, such as car crashes, slips, and falls, it's no surprise that many people experience some type of broken bone in their lifetime.

One of the most commonly broken bones of the human body is the arm. Arm breaks can occur in either your upper or lower arm to the radius or ulna. The wrist is actually the most common bone break in the arm, and is typically broken when you attempt to stop a fall.

Many people are guilty of self-diagnosing their broken arm as something else and avoid seeking appropriate medical attention. Without proper treatment, the break can heal poorly and impact wrist function in the future. As a result, other painful conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis may also occur later in life.

An injured arm requires constant rest as well as care. This arm sling is committed to providing effective relief, helping unload the weight of a heavy plaster cast while you recuperate. It also provides a sign to others to treat your arm gently.


How This Elevated Arm Sling Works

The ergonomic, patented design gives men and women the freedom to wear it in a variety of ways, depending on what is needed for your specific injury. It can be worn over either shoulder and on either arm to target a range of shoulder or arm injuries.

It holds your arm at the elevation you adjust it to, allowing it to heal in the proper orientation. When wearing this arm cast sling, your arm is not completely immobile.

the broken arm sling works to elevate your cast or injured elbow by cinching your wrist

If extra support is needed, bandages or wraps can be applied around the body and upper arm to hold your arm firmly at your chest. Otherwise, for complete immobilization, check out our Sling and Swathe Immobilizer for shoulder injuries!

How is a Cuff and Collar Sling Different?

A collar and cuff sling is most commonly used for an upper arm injury, dislocated collarbone, or clavicle fracture when a standard sling is not available. While wearing a collar and cuff sling, your elbow hangs naturally at the side of your body. A strip of cloth or a belt is wrapped around the wrist of your injured arm and worn around your neck, like a halter top. 

Because cuff and collar slings support your arm by putting pressure on the back of your neck, many people experience pain and irritation. Our patented sling for broken wrists moves that pressure over to your shoulder and can switch sides to your other shoulder so that one shoulder isn’t forced to support that burden alone.

Arm Sling vs. Triangular Slings: 6 Reasons Why Our Medical Arm Sling Wins

  1. Revolutionary, Patented Design

    This design is the most versatile sling on the market. Completely unique to the orthopedic world, since it is the first sling that can be worn over your injured or non-injured side. This has many advantages for certain injuries and conditions, such as clavicle breaks, AC separations, dislocation, nerve issues, and more.

    Most patients complain about their “good” side hurting due to the strap pressure from a traditional sling, now they can switch it from side to side. This brace also leaves your elbow free! If you suffer from elbow bursitis, regular slings can irritate the elbow as you wear them.

  2. Finally, an Arm Sling That Doesn’t Hurt Your Neck 

    Regular, triangular slings support your arm by placing pressure on the side of your neck, which can become very uncomfortable after a couple of hours. This strap distributes pressure over your shoulder and allows you to switch sides so one shoulder isn’t forced to carry the weight alone.

    our patented broken arm sling doesn't hurts neck because you can switch which shoulder you use to support the injury
  3. More Breathable Than Solid Shoulder Slings

    The low-profile design is also much more freeing than an average arm sling. It leaves your arm uncovered to avoid overheating. Ideal for hot weather, working out and getting air to your injured arm or shoulder.

    Specially designed with all-day wear in mind, it is made of a soft elastic material, which is comfortable next to the skin. The elastic strap uses medical-grade fasteners and a heavy-duty metal buckle, ensuring they will hold strong throughout the day.

  4. Waterproof Arm Sling

    Perhaps “waterproof” isn’t the best phrasing, as this sling will still absorb water. However, it is water-friendly, meaning it is safe to get wet. Great to wear in the shower, bath, pool, and at the beach!

  5. Universal Fit

    It can be worn on the right or left arm, suitable for men, women, and children. The one size fits most style is designed to fit people ranging from 5’ to 7’5” tall.

  6. Allows Easy One-Handed Adjustment

    It can be very difficult to put on shoulder slings by yourself post-surgery or with a painful injury. One of the greatest parts of this brace is that, unlike many shoulder slings, it is fully adjustable with just one hand. This strap system can be quickly adjusted throughout the day to change the size and fit of both the shoulder strap and wrist strap.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Shoulder Sling

  • What conditions / injuries does this shoulder sling treat? Specifically designed to help in the healing process for a variety of arm and shoulder injuries, including wrist fractures or broken arms, subluxations, dislocations, rotator cuff problems, clavicle or collarbone breaks, and nerve issues.
  • How does it work? Specifically designed to support your arm as it heals. It also helps stabilize your arm, shoulder, and rotator cuff when recovering from an injury or surgery. May help with clavicle breaks and nerve issues because it applies pressure to the collarbone, holding it in place and allowing it to heal with fusion. We strongly recommend seeking professional medical help to determine if this is the right sling for your needs.
  • When should I wear it? This sling is perfect for showering and is a great transition after a full immobilizer or regular sling.
  • Can I sleep with it? It is designed to be worn throughout the day.
  • What is it made of? Made of soft, medical-grade elastic with hook and loop closures and a durable metal buckle. Contains latex.
  • Is it waterproof? Though it is not “waterproof,” it is water-friendly. Great for showering, bathing, and the pool. 
  • Who can wear this brace? Has a large size range for one sling: fits most men, women, and children between 5’ to 7’5”. Shop our Kids Arm Sling if your child is under 4' tall.
  • What size should I buy? One size fits most. Please refer to our size chart before purchasing.
  • Can I put the arm sling on by myself? Yes, The Shoulder Sling is very easy to put on and adjust with one hand.
  • How do I put it on? With wrist loop in front of body, slide strap over unaffected arm and head. Place hand of affected arm into wrist loop and tighten until snug. Adjust fastener on shoulder strap to lift arm further.
  • Does this arm sling work for either arm? Yes, the arm sling is reversible for use on the left or right arm as needed.
  • Can I tighten it while wearing it? Yes, the front-facing buckle allows the wearer to easily adjust strap length and wrist loop size for correct positioning.
  • Washing Instructions: Secure fastener and machine wash on delicate with like colors. Lay flat to air dry completely before reapplying. Do not use high temperatures to wash or dry.
  • Other features:
    • If hand should be elevated, rotate strap around to bring hand up
    • Adjust shoulder strap to opposite shoulder as needed for comfort
    • Strap lays between your breast instead of over them, which is important for shoulder positioning and comfort
    • Perfect transitional sling after a full immobilizer
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 2 oz.
The sizing chart for the broken arm sling is one size fits most for individuals 5 foot tall to 7 foot 4 inches tall
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