What is Immobilization sling?

Category: Equipment

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Short-term immobilization of an arm in a sling and swathe bandage is used for treatment of injuries of the upper extremities.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Broken shoulder 6 0
Bursitis 1 0
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1 1
Psoriatic arthritis 1 1
Weakness in hands 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Immobilization sling

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Immobilization sling

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Doctor's advice 3
See all 7 patients who've stopped using Immobilization sling

Duration

Stopped using Immobilization sling

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Immobilization sling.