3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Injuries and Wounds > Sling: Treatment & Monitoring
      Category : Health Centers > First Aid


Sling | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the injury?

A sling is one treatment for an injured body part. Here is how a sling is made.

  • First, cut or tear a triangular piece of cloth from either a sheet or a large piece of cloth. The material should be about 5 feet wide at the base and 3 feet long.
  • Tie two of the three ends together.
  • Place the tied end around the person's neck, keeping it very loose. The injured arm is then placed in the fold of the cloth and allowed to hang there.
  • It is important not to tie the sling too tightly. Loosen the sling if it is too tight.
  • Try not to realign any obvious misaligned body parts.
  • What are the side effects of the treatments?

    First aid treatment with a sling seldom has side effects. If the sling is too tight, it may cause loss of blood flow to the area.

    What happens after treatment for the injury?

    After a sling has been applied, seek care from a doctor. He or she can recommend the right treatment, which will help to:

  • place the injured limb in a more permanent sling
  • reduce pain and swelling
  • refer the injured person for further treatment

  • Previous section


    Next section

    Sling: Prevention & Expectations


    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Melinda Murray Ratini, DO
    Date Reviewed: 08/15/02

    \"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

    Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site