triangular sling


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triangular sling

A sling for the arm that is made with suspension from the uninjured side. The triangle is placed on the chest with one end over the sound shoulder, the point under the affected extremity, and the base folded. The injured arm is flexed outside of the triangle. The lower end is carried upward under the axilla of the injured side, back of the shoulder, and tied with the upper end behind the back. The point of the triangle is brought anteriorly and medially around the back of the elbow and fastened to the body of the bandage. This bandage changes the point of carrying and also relieves the clavicle on the injured side of the load.
See: triangular bandage for illus
See also: sling