SAM Pelvic Sling is a force controlled circumferential pelvic belt. It features an optimized single piece design that will help to stabilize open book pelvic ring fractures during transport to a definitive care facility.
Open book pelvic injuries are the result of anteroposterior compression injuries to the pelvis. They cause a combination of ligamentous rupture and/or fractures of both the anterior and posterior arches.
The pelvic sling comes with the patented SAM® AutoStop buckle that acts to avoid over or under tightening of the SAM Pelvic Sling. It automatically detects when the optimal compressive force has been attained, then causes 2 prongs to activate. The prongs click to provide audible confirmation that correct application has been achieved.
The sling is secured in place by way of a Velcro® strapping system.
SAM Pelvic Sling – Indications
This sling is indicated for application by prehospital and medical professionals or trained personnel, to individuals who have, or are suspected of having, a pelvic ring fracture where hemorrhaging is a possibility
- Designed to withstand extreme temperatures or exposure to hard or sharp objects while retaining wearing comfort for extended periods;
- Standard size designed to fit 95% of the adult population.