What is it?
The Amputee Pocket is an adapted version of the Silvalea Convenience Sling with padded rolls. This sling has all the benefits of a convenience sling but is suitable for both single and double amputee users where the amputation occurs above the knee.
The leg tapes are adjustable with sliders making this sling suitable for high or through hip amputations. With maximum comfort in mind this sling was designed with the addition of under arm padded rolls, full padding throughout as well as soft towel lined pocket(s). Used for dressing and toileting, this sling is suited to those with good upper body control. This dressing/toileting sling features a waist support with clunk-click buckle for additional support and safety. As with all dressing slings due to the aperture this sling must be fitted correctly and full patient risk assessment should be carried out.
Loop fixings only.
Available in two material types:
Wash at 71°C
Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)
All amputee slings are made to specifically fit each end user. Please contact us, and one of our fully trained advisers will advise you on the most suitable transfer sling solution and will provide you with a detailed quote based on you or your end users specific measurements/amputee type.
Optional: Head support
Loop fixing spreader bar
Active alert and able to participate
Amputee above the knee
Good head control
Good head trunk and hip control
Not suitable for poor skin integrity issues
220 kgs / 35 stone / 485 lbs
Mobility FIM Measure
1 2 & 3
(Mobility FIM measure only – please see tab for further detail)
Please Note: Measurements are given for guidance and only reflect the design stated. If you require a custom made sling or have any further questions regarding Silvalea sizing please contact us for more help.
(Armpit to Waist)
(Inside Leg to Point of Amputation)
|XSmall||77 – 87cm||22cm (or over)||27cm (or less)|
|Small||87 – 107cm||25cm (or over)||27cm (or less)|
|Medium||97 – 117cm||27cm (or over)||27cm (or less)|
|Large||112 – 132cm||28cm (or over)||27cm (or less)|
|XLarge||125 – 145cm||30cm (or over)||27cm (or less)|
Lift Type: KEY
Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer
Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility
Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions.
Functional Independence Measure
The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale assesses physical and cognitive disability. This scale focuses on the burden of care – that is, the level of disability indicating the burden of caring for them.
- Transfers: bed / chair / wheelchair
- Transfers: toilet
- Transfers: bathtub / shower
- Transfers: car
- Locomotion: walking / wheelchair
- Locomotion: stairs
Extremely comfortable – sling designed with maximum comfort, making it suitable for high or through hip amputations.
Sling has the addition of under arm padded rolls.
Available in three material types:
Polyester / Mesh
Who likes it?
Professional Occupational Therapist
Using The Hugga system has resulted in demonstrable and measurable clinical improvements, protection or maintenance of body shape for my clients. A highly effective solution to postural care.
General Manager, Barchester Care Home
Having worked with Andrew providing care equipment support over a long period, I can share my appreciation of the genuine way he looks after his customers and clients a like. Someone who I have been happy to trust.
Critical Patient Carer, Hospital – Birmingham
The chairs are light and easy to move, meaning that they can be quickly manoeuvred to reach the patients who need them the most, and are ideally suited to the fast-paced Critical Care environment. Great service - thanks!
Manager, Assisted Living Centre
I find Ambre-Stone Healthcare very professional and competent with our patients, assessing their needs with our therapists - so correct equipment is put in place at all times. Very reliable, knowledgeable about equipment helpful and most of all very friendly!
Matron, NHS Hospital
I would just like to say that the service we receive from Andrew Smith at Ambre-Stone is excellent. He always rises to any challenge we set him. I know I can ring him at a moment’s notice if a piece of equipment needs attention.
Patient Carer, Barchester Care Home
The guys at AmbreStone Healthcare Equipment always give excellent advice and from there years of knowledge in the healthcare industry, they give efficient professional service.