Medical device, class I, Dir. 93/42 EEC and s.a.
Distance between the elbow and a fisted hand in cmSizeReference paraph.

up to 35

0

925379707

from 35 to 40

1

925382994

from 40 and over

2

925383008

The measures shown must be considered to have a ± 1 cm tolerance

Indications

Without abduction pad

Trauma or surgery that requires the relative immobilisation of the arm against the body

Shoulder dislocation

With abduction pad

Trauma or surgery that requires the relative immobilisation of the arm in abduction

Lesion of the rotator cuff

Features

Abduction pads for immobilisation of the arm at 30° (for 15° abduction use only the pad with strap)
Can be used without abduction pads to immobilise the arm against the body (adduction)
Padded, anti-wear fabric arm sling

Rehabilitation ball for hand mobilisation
Shoulder strap with ergonomic rest on the base of the neck
Ambidextrous sling
Under-arm pad to reduce ulnar nerve pressure, to be used only for 15° abduction

Composition of fabric

Straps: 100% polyamide
Inside: 100% polyester
Protection: 100% polyethylene

Fitting the product

The product should be fitted for the first time by a qualified specialist.

  1. Extract the arm sling from the package. Open the Velcro fastener (with the Dr. GIBAUD® Ortho logo). Remove and set aside the waist strap that is inside the sleeve. The shoulder strap must stay on the outside of the sleeve. Insert the forearm into the sleeve keeping a 90° angle with the upper arm. If necessary, to improve comfort and adjustment, the padding inside the sleeve at the elbow can be detached and repositioned or removed.
  2. Inside the sleeve there is a loop in which to place the thumb. This loop can be positioned differently (thanks to the Velcro fasteners) in order to improve comfort and adjustment.

  3. Close the sleeve with its Velcro fastener.

  4. Position the adjustable shoulder strap around the neck on the opposite side of the injured limb. The tube-shaped padding of the shoulder strap can be moved for greater comfort.

  5. The shoulder strap can be adjusted on the front and on the back. If the strap is too long please read the paragraph on "How to shorten straps".

Use for immobilisation in abduction

  1. Take the abduction pad. Unroll the sling strap and remove it through the loop it is wound around. Remove the Velcro ribbon on the outer side of the abduction pad and reposition it in the specific area in the inside of the arm sling sleeve. Reposition the pad between the body and the sleeve ensuring the abduction pad’s snap hook remains in the front. Apply the extra pad onto the abduction pad using the Velcro ribbons that are already there. At the end of this operation the pads must be positioned at waist height. Pair the arm sling with the slanted side of the extra pad, making it adhere through the previously positioned Velcro ribbon. N.B.: For 15° abduction use only the abduction pad.
  2. Position the sling around the waist and insert it into the loop on the back of the abduction pad. Fold the strap back onto itself and fix it using the Velcro fastener. To ensure the strap holds correctly it may be necessary to invert the Velcro fastener of the crocodile clips, removing them in order to position them in the right sense. If the strap is too long please read the paragraph on "How to shorten straps".

  3. Only if the brace is used for 15° abduction, Smartsling® has an underarm pad to reduce pressure on the ulnar nerve. This pad can be positioned under the arm by attaching it to the abduction pad with the specific Velcro fastener.

Use for immobilisation in adduction

  1. The sleeve has two external zipper pockets. Wearing the sleeve, extract the snap hook from the pocket facing the body and attach it to the waist strap.
  2. Position the strap around the waist and pass it through the loop at the end of the sleeve at elbow height.

  3. Fold the strap back onto itself and fix it using the Velcro fastener. To ensure the strap holds correctly it may be necessary to invert the Velcro fastener of the crocodile clips, removing them in order to position them in the right sense. If the strap is too long please read the paragraph on "How to shorten straps".

How to shorten straps

All the Smartsling® straps have crocodile clips so they can easily be cut. If the strap is too long, simply remove the crocodile clip, cut the strap to the desired length and reposition the clip.

Washing instructions

Hand wash in water at 30° C with neutral soap or detergent. Rinse well. Hang out to dry. Do not iron.

The information contained here is solely for healthcare professionals. Memorandum of the Ministry of Health Guidelines for healthcare advertising concerning medical devices, in vitro medical-diagnostic devices and medical-surgical devices. 28 March 2013

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