Category: body supported slings

Shoulder Positioning Device For Patients With Hemiplegia

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to maintain a hemiplegic shoulder in abduction (about 75 degrees) and external rotation (neutral) with the elbow in enough flexion to prevent the shoulder from internally rotating while the patient is lying down. Shoulder positioner made primarily from urethane foam with velcro fasteners, intended to hold the shoulder in the appropriate position, while supine, to prevent pain, subluxation, spasticity and loss of range of motion. Includes instructions, drawing and photograph. COMMENTS: Assistance of physical therapist required in constructing and applying the device. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Bohannon, R W; Thorne, M; Mieres, A C TITLE: Shoulder Positioning Device for Patients with Hemiplegia JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 63 no 1, Jan 1983: p 49-50 PAGES (including cover): 2 1983.


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