US 1991677 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 19, 1935.
L. JACKS 1,991,677
SLI NG OR HARNESS ARRANGEMENT EOR AFFQRDING SUPPORT FOR INJURED SHOULDERS Filed Nov. 19, 1932 INVeNTnR WWW 1 Patented Feb. 19, 1935 b I t V I v SLING OR HARNESS ARRANGEMENT FOR AFFORDING SUPPORT FOR INJURED SHOULDERS Louise Marian Jacks, London, England Application November 19, 1932, Serial No. 643,457 In Great Britain September 29, 1932 2 Claims. (Cl. 128-94) This invention relates to an improved form of connection between the strap 2 and the sling sling or attachment which may be' applied toshould be such as to afford relative movement I known forms of slings which pass diagonally therebetween whereas the second strap is cone across the body of the wearer and are supported nected to the sling or the knot therein in such upon the uninjured shoulder and such as'are a way that no slipping can occur. 5
used for supporting the arm and shoulder of a The waist belt may be made from substantialpatient suffering from injury to "the shoulder or 1y inelastic material while the said straps are adjacent parts, for example, in the case, of a preferably formed from elastic material and are broken shoulder, broken collar bone or dislocated secured to inelastic end parts secured to the censhoulder'blade, although it will be appreciated tre of the back of the belt, these inelastic parts 10 that it is applicable to other injuries where a like comprising a substantially vertical part 6 consupportis desired, nected to thebelt and an oblique part 7 con- Wh injuries f th v b h ra t r have nected to saidvertical part. Any suitable means, been sustained the affected shoulder; tends to su h a buckles 3 may be Provided in ass ciadrop which puts an additional strain on thespine tion with the belt and straps for the purp s l5 and throws the body out of balance with the reof effecting the eq d ju m ts the eof. sult that the cure of the affected part is not It is to be understood that the invention is only retarded but fresh troubles may arise due not limited to the above details of construction to the unnatural or strained position of the body. u y be modified to meet y pa ula It is the object of the invention to provide qu r n r n i i whi h m y exist. 20 a simple and effective remedy for the disad- Having w described my invention, What I vantages referred to above and one. which may Claim as W and desire to secure y te s Patbe readily applied to existing cases. t 1 l In theaccompanying drawing; 1. In combination a sling for supporting an in- Figure 1 illustrates one form of the straps by J'u ed arm or shoulder comprisin a e dless 25 which the invention may be carried out, and member ap d to be, pass d dia na y a ross Figure 2 is a rear view showing the applicat y be pp d pon an jured tion of the invention with a arrangement f shoulder, a belt adapted to be secured around the straps according to Figure 1. V waist of the person, a strap attached to the said According to the invention the sling 1 which belt a a p t t eon disposed near to the cen- 30 supports the injured arm or shoulder is suppletre of the back of the wearer and attached also mented by a strap 2 or the like arranged to apt0 the sling so a to exert a downward D1111 p ply a downward pull to that portion ofthe sling the latter and a second strap attached to the belt which passes across the back of the patient, such a C n ec ed t he sling at a point near to pull being preferably taken by a strap orbelt the uninjur d sh u der 50 as to exert a tmns- 35 3 passing round the waist, and a second strap verse Dul p the same- 4 or the like arranged to exert a pull, prefern Combination a sling for supporting a ably oblique in direction, :upon the uninjured injured r shoulder veemlilisiug'an endless shoulder and tending to preserve the proper member ap d to be Pa diagonally across 40 balance of the body and the correct level of he y and be supported p an uninjured 40- the two shoulders. The function of the first menshoulder, a belt adapted to b sec red around tioned strap 2 is to maintain the back of the the waist of the person, a strap fastened to the patient upright and take the pressure of the sling belt at a position thereon disposed near to the away from the spine. centre of the back of the person and attached According to the form of the invention illus' in the form of a loop to the sling so as to exert 45 trated in Figure 1 the straps 2, 4 are attached a downward pull upon the latter and at the same to the belt 3 at a point near the centre of the time permit relative movement between the strap back and the strap 2 is attached in the form" and the sling and a second strap fastened to of a loop to a point on the sling 1 vertically or the belt and directed obliquely to the first strap substantially vertically above its point of atand secured to the sling at a point near the 0 tachment to the belt and the other strap 4 is uninjured shoulder so as to exert a transverse directed obliquely and secured preferably by pull upon the sling while preventing relative means of a loop to the knot 5 in the sling which movement between this second strap and the is usually positioned on the uninjured shoulder sling.
of the patient. It is preferred that the point of LOUISE MARIAN JACKS. 55