sling restraint

sling restraint

a therapeutic device, usually constructed of felt, used to assist in the immobilization of patients, especially orthopedic patients in traction. The sling is placed over the pelvis to reduce pelvic motion with lower extremity traction or over the abdominal area as countertraction with Dunlop traction. With lower extremity traction the sling restraint is attached to both sides of the bedspring frame. Compare diaper restraint, jacket restraint. See also Dunlop skeletal traction, Dunlop skin traction.