Category: Arm Supports

Distal Support Sling For The Hemiplegic Patient.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Sling for a hemiplegic patient which supports the hand and allows the arm to swing during ambulation. Sling made by adding a distal support component to a Bobath roll, modified roll sling or shoulder saddle sling, all of which involve a strap around the chest and affected shoulder. The modification consists of 1 inch webbing measured to fit the patient which attaches to the front of the shoulder strap and to the hand piece, made of a cone with a piece of webbing threaded through it and fastened to make a triangular handle. The handle and the strap are joined by an inch of elastic. Suggests variations in the hand component (i.e. use of a double layered Velfoam strap). Includes drawings and a photograph. COMMENTS: Sling developed by occupational therapy staffs at Boulder Memorial Hospital and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, Denver. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. Assembly. AUTHOR: Claus, B S; Godfrey, K J TITLE: Distal Support Sling for the Hemiplegic Patient JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 39 no 8, Aug 1985: p 536-537 PAGES (including cover): 2 1985.


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