Slings can be used for many different injuries, but most typically for arm or shoulder fractures, or dislocations. To help stabilize an injury, a triangular sling can be made out of a large square piece of cloth.
Update Date 11/4/2015
Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services/Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.