Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
Simple sling for hand infection
  1. Thomas C Morris
  1. Department of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas C Morris, thomasmorris{at}doctors.org.uk

Summary

In the absence of a Bradford sling, I constructed a simple sling to elevate an infected hand from medical equipment that was readily available on the ward. The results were so successful and the experience so comfortable for the patient that the technique should be explained and made clear for other doctors. In this particular case, a serious side effect was avoided namely infection of nearby indwelling metalwork. The patient contacted us afterwards to say how well he felt, he had been looked after and how comfortable the equipment had been to use during his stay in hospital.

View Full Text

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.