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A sling is a bandage used to support an injured arm.
To apply a sling:
Do not use a sling for a long period of time. Immobilizing an arm
for too long can cause stiffness or even a frozen shoulder.
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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