Meeting the needs of each individual patient
The Liko® AmputeeSling, model 70/75, is designed for safe and secure lifting of patients with amputated legs. Designed to support double-leg amputations, the AmputeeSling is also suitable for single leg amputees as well as for patients with contractures. The AmputeeSling is also sometimes used for slender patients who are not amputees due to its narrow and reclined design.
The AmputeeSling offers a sitting posture that is slightly reclined with the leg supports applied parallel to each other under both thighs. The leg supports can also be applied separately under each thigh, if needed. Model 75 is a high back sling which offers head support.
Recommended especially for
- Patients with high, double-leg amputations.
- Slender patients who are not amputees. Patients with contractures (also fetal position).
Before lifting, keep the following points in mind:
- Sizes medium and large are relatively small, i.e. medium fits a slender person.
- The AmputeeSling can be specially ordered in any of the fabrics in our assortment.
Depending on the degree of amputation, sling application, and type of transfer situation, many of the Liko slings can be used as an alternative to the AmputeeSling when transferring leg amputees.
We recommend one of the following: