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. Ask your doctor what you can do to prevent these problems.
Current as of: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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