SAM Pelvic Sling is a circumferential pelvic belt with force control. It uses a single piece design that is intended to help to stabilize open book pelvic ring fractures while transporting the patient to a facility that can provide definitive care.
Open book pelvic injuries are caused by anteroposterior pelvic compression injuries. They usually result in a combination of ligamentous rupture and/or fractures of both the anterior and posterior arches.
The pelvic sling II comes with SAM® Medical’s patented AutoStop buckle. This buckle helps to avoid over or under tightening of the Pelvic Sling. It does this by automatically detecting when the optimal compressive force has been reached, at which point it activates 2 prongs. The “click” of the prongs provide audible confirmation that correct application has been achieved.
For additional security, the sling is kept in place using a Velcro® strapping system.
SAM Pelvic Sling – Indications
This sling is indicated for application by prehospital and medical professionals or trained personnel. It is for use on patients who have, or who these personnel suspect of having, a pelvic ring fracture with possible hemorrhaging.
- Designed to resist extreme temperatures or exposure to sharp or hard objects and to while retain wearing comfort while doing so;
- Standard size is designed to fit 95% of the adult population.