Wearing a Shoulder Sling
This six-page illustrated handout educates people recovering from arm injury or surgery about wearing a shoulder sling. It explains that a shoulder sling may be worn to support the affected arm, limit movement, or raise the arm to reduce pain and swelling. It contains check boxes where a healthcare provider can specify when the patient should wear the sling. It describes the shoulder sling, and provides step by step instructions for how to put it on and take it off. The document includes general care guidelines to help people while wearing a shoulder sling.
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