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a bandage that begins with a clove-hitch knot at the center. The loop made is fitted to the hand. The two loose ends are extended over and behind the shoulders and tied beside the neck. Longer ends may be drawn down the back of the shoulders and under each axilla to be tied over the chest. It provides support for an injured upper extremity.
A sling made by placing a clove hitch in the center of a roller bandage, fitting it to the hand, and carrying the ends over the shoulder. The sling is tied beside the neck with a square knot, making longer ends. These ends may be carried over and behind the shoulders, brought under each axilla, and tied over the chest.
See also: sling