Patent No. 4,437,459
Issued: March 20, 1984
Inventor: Deborah Slavetskas, Appalachin, N.Y.
A sling, especially for hemiplegics, having supports for hand and elbow made of flexible material. The elbow support is suspended from two straps, one over each shoulder, holding the affected shoulder in place and preventing subluxation of the joint. The hand support is suspended adjustably from a third strap attached at mid-chest to one of the others, and supports the hand in a natural, functional, supinated position.
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