If you have shoulder surgery and are instructed to wear an abduction pillow sling (sometimes referred to as a shoulder immobilizer), you will need to know how to properly take it off and on, so that you can bathe and dress, and also do your elbow exercises, without stressing your newly repaired shoulder.
To remove the sling:
To apply the sling:
For more detailed instruction, please watch the videos below. These show how to independently remove and apply your sling, as well as how to do it with someone helping you if you are unable to take the sling off and put it back on on your own.
By Oklahoma Shoulder Center PLLC
June 2, 2020