Ehmer sling | definition of Ehmer sling by Medical dictionary
a style of bandage used in dogs and cats that holds the hindleg in flexion with the hip in abduction and internal rotation. Commonly used after reduction of hip luxation.
Ehmer sling. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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After ensuring reduction and stable fixation by physical examination, the joint was immobilized by applying an Ehmer sling on the affected limb.
The animal started bearing weight on the left hind limb immediately after the removal of the Ehmer sling cast.
21) In previous reports of FHO to treat disorders of the coxofemoral joint in avian species, the affected limb was immobilized for 10 or more days after surgery, either through placement of an Ehmer sling
or restricting activity.