The amputee sling can be used to transfer patients who have unilateral or bilateral above the knee amputations and patients with intact lower extremities who have loose muscle tone and are at risk of sliding through the small space at the horseshoe area of the UNI-FIT sling.
Amputee slings are available in your choice of standard breathable cloth polyester, “H” cloth, which is high-heat breathable polyester that withstands temperatures up to 200°. Mesh a breathable polyester material (for bathing). You may also choose “C” cloth a cool-heat polyester that withstands temperatures up to 167° and has a non-absorbent coating on one side for easy spot cleaning. All slings and belts are also available in a breathable disposable material to help with infection control and cross contamination issues. There are many different custom options available. Please contact Vancare or a local distributor to discuss your concerns and options.
The amputee sling should be large enough to fit from behind the knees (if the amputation(s) are below the knee), or from the bottom of the longest stump (if amputations are above the knee), to the top of the patient’s head. The sling should be wide enough to have at least 2″ past the patient’s anterior shoulder. To estimate sizing of the New Style Amputee Sling, measurements needed are from the TOP of the head to mid gluteal fold and around the waist or widest part of the patient’s body. Please note that this is a general sizing application and final fitment will need to be verified/checked and noted by responsible personnel before any type of transfer is attempted.
Measurements are from the top of the head support to the bottom of the sling.