Athletic Arm Sling

Treatments, Rehabilitation, and Recovery
allymonroe
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Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:06 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: 2005, complete bp avulsions July 05 , uniplegia, Inter-costal nerve transfer, c7 nerve transfer, DREZ, Muscle transfer to bicep

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by allymonroe » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:10 pm

How does this do for shoulder subluxation? I noticed the woman in the pic for sling 1 was wearing a shoulder stabilizer underneath her sling. Let me know because this is a major issue with me.

Carolyn J
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Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:22 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LOBPI. I am 77 yrs old and never had a name for my injuries until 2004 when I found UBPN at age 66.

My injuries are: LOBPI on upper body and Cerebrael Palsy on the lower left extremities. The only intervention I've had is a tendon transplant from my left leg to my left foot to enable flexing t age 24 in 1962. Before that, my foot would freeze without notice on the side when wearing heels AND I always did wear them at work "to fit in" I also stuttered until around age 18-19...just outgrew it...no therapy for it. Also suffered from very very low self esteem; severe Depression and Anxiety attacks started at menopause. I stuffed emotions and over-compensated in every thing I did to "fit in" and be "invisible". My injuries were Never addressed or talked about until age 66. I am a late bloomer!!!!!

I welcome any and all questions about "My Journey".
There is NO SUCH THING AS A DUMB QUESTION.
Sharing helps to Heal. HUGS do too.
Location: Tacoma WA
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Carolyn J » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:16 pm

Love seeing your sling, Chris. Happy skiing!!!! :)
HUGS,
Gramma Carolyn J/71
Carolyn J
Adult LOBPI

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Christopher
Posts: 845
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:09 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Christopher » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:33 pm

allymonroe wrote:How does this do for shoulder subluxation? I noticed the woman in the pic for sling 1 was wearing a shoulder stabilizer underneath her sling. Let me know because this is a major issue with me.
That is why I wear the sling. Because of shoulder instability and to prevent further subluxation.

Without it, I wouldn't be running, skiing, or being very physically active at all.

Chris

MW
Posts: 81
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:13 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LTBPI, Feb 2009, hit by truck while on a run. Free muscle transfer at Mayo Clinic 6 months later.
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by MW » Fri May 21, 2010 1:10 pm

Hi all,

I just wanted to share the newest sling that Dan helped me get. I've successfully done a couple 1/2 marathons in the normal "running" sling, but I was finding that in the winter and evenings, the sling covers some of the reflective stuff on a running jacket. So, Dan helped me get reflective stuff on the sling itself!

MW
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Superman01
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Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Superman01 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi am new to this sight. This link was sent to me and I was wondering where I can purchase this sling. Thanks to everyone that comes back..

Jason

chapz

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by chapz » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:41 pm

OMG! this sling is exactly what im looking for! i've been training with a normal sling but its terrible, this thing would be killer. is there a website or email that i could contact the manufacturer with? any assistance would be massive help, cheers guys ;)

Dan
Posts: 170
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:08 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Injured 5/11/86, had just turned 18 yrs old
Evulsed C5-T1
Intercostal into Bicep 10/86
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Dan » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:42 pm

chapz wrote:OMG! this sling is exactly what im looking for! i've been training with a normal sling but its terrible, this thing would be killer. is there a website or email that i could contact the manufacturer with? any assistance would be massive help, cheers guys ;)
Hi,

Just e-mail me with the measurements needed from the first post in this thread. My e-mail is: danielbaldrich@yahoo.com or you can call me at 818-636-8109.

Dan

skateunit
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:32 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: I had a motorcycle accident on 04/23/09. Had a couple of nerves pulled out of my spine and that made me un-able to use my right arm. I Have had nerve transfers almost 15 months or so ago and now I just had a tendon transfer surgery done as well.

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by skateunit » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:45 pm

Looks like a great sling! For the people who have it and to Dan how well does it support the shoulder from subluxation because before this last surgery I had I used to wear a shoulder stapilizer. Shoulder support is hard to find in slings.

Thanks
Nate

djk
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:35 am
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: extensive right side brachial plexus injury as a result of a motorcycle accident on 8/25/10.

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by djk » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:13 pm

nate,
the subluxation was issue #1 for me. i've had the sling for a little over a month and it is great. i have about a 2" or so drop. i can tighten the right side strap to bring it to about 1/2". and i still have a bit of adjustment left. i just need to get used to the weight bearing on the right. also, that thing in the other thread about wondering about what people do? dan, the fellow who designed this sling has an interesting/inspiring take on that issue. you ought to email him. and even if you do not go for the sling ask him if you can call and talk to him for a bit.

Dan
Posts: 170
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:08 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Injured 5/11/86, had just turned 18 yrs old
Evulsed C5-T1
Intercostal into Bicep 10/86
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Athletic Arm Sling

Post by Dan » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:51 pm

Received this picture of Derek running in the Great Northwest Half Marathon last month and thought I would pass it along. I think it was his first after getting hurt last year and only getting the sling a few months ago. He did it in 1:33.11 and is aiming for a sub 1:30 in the Edinburg Half Marathon in May.

Great job Derek and hope the training is going well.

Dan
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