Your doctor has given you a shoulder immobilizer. This can be used to treat shoulder fractures and dislocations. It keeps the arm supported next to the body, and prevents it from swinging loose and from further injury or pain. Shoulder fractures and dislocations usually take 4-6 weeks to heal.
HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce irritation in your armpit, use powder or pads to absorb any sweat.
Your immobilizer may be removed and washed as directed, but do not use your arm for any work out of the immobilizer unless your doctor approves.
Always wear your immobilizer at night.
Call your doctor if you have any questions about your injury or how to use this device.