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Established 1986

Slishman Traction Splint (STS)

SKU: 10-0262
Price: $310.00
Slishman Traction Splint on patient showing how it sits when applied
Slishman Traction Splint (STS)
Product Details
The STS was developed by Dr. Sam Slishman at the University of New Mexico to overcome many of the the operational difficulties of older traction splint designs. The innovative STS design has the traction mechanism positioned at the patient’s hip. Femur traction is applied through the extension of the pole segments creating a pushing force on the ankle strap instead of pulling distally from the foot. This innovative design change provides a number of outstanding benefits over conventional traction splints:

The STS Does Not Extend Past the Foot – Because of its small size, the STS won't interfere with putting patients in aircraft or slamming into ambulance doors. The splint is kept securely enclosed within the board, litter, or basket during extrication or hoisting. There is no chance that the patient may strike the splint and suffer more harm or discomfort.

Quick Patient Application in Less Than 60 Seconds - The STS is the fastest splint to apply thanks to its innovative design. There are no mechanics or poles to put up. No lengthy transportation delays. A quick and simple four-step application process is used.

The STS is Not Contraindicated in Lower Leg Injury or Amputation - While other traction splints are contraindicated with lower leg injury or amputation, the STS unique design allows the ankle strap to be alternately positioned proximal to the calf or patella. This allows femur traction to still be applied and leaves the lower leg accessible for other splinting or bandaging.

Lightweight and Small - The STS is 23" W x 3" H and weighs only 21 ounces. It may be simply strapped to jump bags and backpacks and takes up minimal room in cars or aircraft.

One Size Fits All- The STS has experience working with both adults and children. No need to keep two different splints on hand. For bi-lateral splinting of children and adults, two STS splints can be carried if your agency mandates that you carry two traction splints.

Traction Mechanism Accessible During Transport
- If traction adjustment is required while travelling, the STS traction adjustment can be accessed at the patient's hip rather than pressed up against the door or airframe at the patient's foot. For the greatest patient comfort, traction may be quickly and simply adjusted.

Radiolucent - The STS is radiolucent and won't obstruct imaging or examination of the patient. There's no need to take off the splint. The STS may remain on a patient through surgery.
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