Forearm sling and chest strap technology

- Dec 20, 2019-

I. Indication

Forearm sling

(1) Clavicle fracture.

(2) Fracture of the proximal humerus with small displacement.

(3) The acromioclavicular joint is separated.

(4) Support for upper arm plaster splint.

2. Forearm sling and chest fixation strap Moderately displaced proximal humerus fracture, humerus

When not moving as a whole.

Second, matters needing attention

1. Make sure that it is the right size to prevent stress complications on the back and neck. build

It is recommended to use padding to fill the sling or to place plaster on the neck with plaster padding or military field bandage padding.

2. Elderly patients or patients with skin damage (such as those taking steroids for a long time) should closely observe the skin for ulceration.

Three points

1. Adult elbow joints are not well tolerated. If the trauma situation allows, patients can do elbow, wrist, and hand multi-joint activities every day.

2. If the manual reduction is performed, an X-ray examination is performed when the patient wears a forearm sling or a forearm sling and a chest fixation strap to ensure a good reduction effect.

Fourth, equipment

1. Forearm strap or forearm strap + chest strap.

2, plaster pad or ABD pad.

3. Talc powder.

V. Temporary devices

When forearm straps and chest straps are not available, a forearm strap and a 6-inch stretch bandage can be used.

Six, basic technology,

1. Patient position Standing position.

2. Body surface sign

(1) The clavicle.

(2) Acromioclavicular joint.

(3) Shoulders.

3. steps

(1) Forearm Sling

① The patient is standing.

② Wear a forearm sling to the patient.

③ The forearm strap should be able to support the weight of the arm.

(2) Forearm strap and chest strap

① The patient is standing.

② ABD pad (can be coated with talc) on the armpit.

③ Wear a forearm sling to the patient.

④ Wear a chest strap to the patient.

Seven, technical details

Forearm sling

(1) The patient is standing.


(2) Padding at the neckband to prevent shoulder and neck pressure complications.

(3) Wear a forearm strap and adjust the length of the shoulder strap.

(4) Adjust the forearm sling to make sure it is tight enough to bear the weight of the arm.

2. Forearm and chest straps

(1) The patient is standing.

(2) Padding at the neckband to prevent shoulder and neck pressure complications

(3) Fold the ABD litter coated with talc powder in the middle, with the talc powder facing outward (.

(4) Place the ABD pad on the armpit to absorb sweat.

(5) Wear a forearm sling and adjust the shoulder strap to the patient to make it lose and partially support the weight of the arm.

(6) Adjust the circumference of the ring-shaped body belt and fasten it

(7) If only the forearm sling is used, gypsum cushion material is used to trap the arm and body together, and then bound with a wide elastic bandage.

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