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Shoulder Immobilizer

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a shoulder immobilizer?

A shoulder immobilizer is a device used to keep your arm from moving while your shoulder heals. It is different from a sling because it keeps your arm close to your body. An immobilizer usually has a chest band, an arm band, and a wrist band. Each band will be attached to the chest band. This helps keep your arm from moving up, down, or away from your body.

Shoulder Immobilizer

How do I use a shoulder immobilizer?

Your healthcare provider will teach you how to put on your immobilizer. The following are general guidelines to help you remember what your provider teaches you:

When should I call my doctor?

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