A sling is a bandage used to support an injured arm.
To apply a sling:
Do not use a sling for a long period of time. Immobilizing an arm for too long can cause stiffness or even a frozen shoulder.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||August 7, 2012|
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