Slishman Traction SplintTM
Dr Sam Slishman, a practicing emergency physician in the US, invented and patented the Slishman SplintTM , possibly the best femoral traction splint in the world today.
Femoral splint primarily seeks to acheve 2 main objectives :
- To reduce pain
To limit further damage to the leg
Realising the distinct gap that existed between the available technologies to deliver on these, Dr Slishman endeavoured and delivered a superior traction device that meets all the required qualities of an ideal traction device. These attributes include :
LIghtweight and portability
Simplicity of use
Durability and robustness of design and construct
Universal size to fit children and adults alike
Proximal traction allowing casualty to adjust tension parameter
The Slishman Splint uniquely achieves the fastest and most efficient application of a traction splint and thereby delivers the best possible chance of a successful clinical intervention.
The Slishman SplintTM can be easily be deployed under 2 minutes in just 4 smple steps.
Step 1 - Apply strap to calf or below Step 2 - Apply groin strap after Step 3 - Lock in course adjustment
or below knee. releasing course adjustment. with tension on leg.
Step 4 - Release fine adjustment before pulling cord
to get traction to desired level before locking in
Download the PDF Instructions here
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