LittleMissPink - She doesn't get a cast for this kind of break. Just needs to keep the elbow bent at less than 90 degrees. that's why the collar and cuff sling. Apparently the tendons etc bent at that angle keep the bones in the right places.
soontobegran - The Orthopedist told me to keep this particular collar/cuff sling on. I'd like to have a go at taking it off and putting a new one on though. Would help if she could cool off in the pool.
She says the collar and cuff is uncomfortable. Sure looks it.
We go back to the fracture clinic in 10 days.
Can you descibe the sling Jerry?
Is it made of foam rubber with cloth over it or have they just rolled up a normal sling?
There are some comfy types of collar and cuff which you can buy at pharmacies but it is important that it is a collar and cuff, not like the normal sling in the photo in the previous post as the arm must hang and not be cradled within the sling.
If she wants to cool off I would slip the temporary one on first and then take the original one off and vice versa when she has cooled down.
If you google collar and cuff there is a page with examples of different types available (sorry, I tried to cut and paste but it didn't work)