WOTW TV of Omaha, Nebraska reports about a $69 device designed for stabilization of pelvic fractures and control of intrapelvic hemorrhage:
Doctors think that a new medical device might revolutionize trauma care. And the Pelvic Sling is not a a complex or expensive piece of equipment.
Roger Rolofson moves his 270-pound frame with ease now but just a few months ago, the 42-year-old construction worker lay flat on his back after a 3,000 pound patio roof collapsed on top of him.
Roger’s pelvis was fractured in two places but paramedics were able to stabilize the life-threatening injury with a Pelvic Sling.
Biomedical engineer Michael Bottlang designed the low-tech padded belt that sports an ingenious mechanical buckle.
According to North American Rescue Products, Inc., the manufacturer of the device:
The SAM® SLING™ is the first and only pelvic belt to contain a buckle programmed to engage when the correct, safe amount of circumferential pressure is applied. The SAM® SLING™ is a non-invasive, easy to use, single-use device, that is recommended for the emergent stabilization of open-book pelvic fractures.
More at North American Rescue Products…