sling

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(sling)

Flexible material (often shaped as a belt, hammock, or strap) used to support injured or sagging tissues.
SEE: bandage, triangular for illus.; SEE: bandage
Descriptive text is not available for this imageProlonged skin-to-skin contact should be avoided while a sling is in use.

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