Broad arm sling

This is a simple sling to support the upper limb using a triangular bandage.

1. Put a knot in the short corner of the bandage.

2. With the knot at the elbow, put the leading edge of the bandage under the forearm.

3. Lift the two unknotted corners of the bandage up either side of the neck and tie together.

4. Keep the elbow bent at 90 degrees and tie the ends behind the neck.

The broad arm sling is good for supporting the shoulder, elbow, forearm or wrist. Should additional support or splinting of the forearm be needed, a folded newspaper or malleable metal splint can be placed within it.