The NextSling

All-In-One Backpack Shoulder Sling

Innovative Differentiators

Over The Shoulders, Back Pad, Biceps Cuff, Color Coded, Universal Fit, Infinite Adjustments

Invented By An Orthopaedic Surgeon

Edward Bieber, M.D., M.B.A

Enhanced Rehabilitation

Improved Rehab, Enhanced Recovery, Better Compliance, Improved Sleep

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NextSling

The NextSling® is the all-in-one backpack shoulder sling designed by medical experts to immobilize the shoulder, eliminate the strain on the neck, and distribute the weight of an injured limb for improved patient recovery, rehabilitation, comfort, and ease of use. How easy is the NextSling to use; simply slip it over your head, adjust, and start recovering.

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Inventor

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and also in Hand Surgery, Dr. Edward Bieber, M.D., M.B.A., graduated from Yale University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, and continued his orthopaedic training at Johns Hopkins University followed by a fellowship in hand and upper extremity at the Mayo Clinic. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Orthopaedics, and the Medical Staff at Suburban Hospital.

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Mission

EDX2, the company behind the NextSling, is an orthopaedic business incubator that works hand-in-hand with medical professionals to design, incubate, manufacture, and distribute next-generation products and technologies. The EDX2 mission is to create major advances in patient care, rehab, recovery, and comfort by collaborating across the patient care team.

My Pain Was Immediately Relieved

“The NextSling has changed the way I think about rehab and recovery. I was in constant pain with my initial sling because no matter what I did, I could not keep my shoulder still and had constant neck strain. Two days after surgery, I switched to the NextSling and my pain was immediately relieved and I was able to sleep better. The NextSling ensured my shoulder was still, eliminated the strain on my neck, and made me all around more comfortable. I wholeheartedly believe that I owe much of my initial rehab success to the NextSling.

With everything that goes into shoulder surgery, I can’t believe how much impact and improvement a shoulder sling can make. Thank you so much NextSling for creating a product that improves patients’ lives and for providing unmatched customer service.”

Debra B. - Patient

What Makes NextSling Different

Over The Shoulders

Over The Shoulder Arm Sling
Eliminates the strain on the neck through equal load distribution to the shoulders and back.

Color Coded

Color Coded Arm Sling
Ease of use with putting on, taking off, and switching shoulders.

Biceps Cuff

Biceps Cuff
Secures the patient’s arm from slipping and prevents typical thumb compression.

Back Pad

Back Pad of Arm Sling
Distributes the load better across the back and shoulders, secures the sling to the body, and stabilizes the arm and shoulder.

Abduction
and Rotation

Infinite angles, decreases tension on the repair, positions the arm optimally, and can be used for rotator cuff surgery. Abduction pillow optional.

Elbow
Protector

Reduces the chance of developing bursitis in the elbow, which results from long-term traditional sling use.

Universal
Right or Left

Universal right or left side fit for ease of use and improved inventory management.

Adjustable
Components

Unlimited adjustments to ensure that the shoulders, back, arm, wrist, and hand are comfortable, secure, and positioned for maximum recovery.

Testimonials

“As a physical therapist, a common issue that comes up following shoulder surgery is neck pain that results from wearing a sling for several weeks. In addition to providing support and protection to a post operative shoulder, the NextSling is well designed to distribute force, and prevent excessive stress on the neck. Since I have started working with patients who’ve used this sling, complaints of neck pain have gone down significantly. This has been a huge help in contributing to a smooth rehabilitation process.” Zeb Zigas, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, OCS

“We have recently begun using the NextSling for our patients that require upper extremity immobilization after surgery or injury. When indicated, proper immobilization is critical to allow injured or surgically repaired tissue to heal correctly. As a large physical therapy clinic that treats a high volume of postoperative shoulder cases, we have historically seen obstacles to patient compliance with regards to wearing their slings as prescribed. The NextSling has eliminated some of these obstacles, leading to improved patient compliance. We are expecting that improved compliance will translate into better long-term patient functional outcomes after surgery or injury.

Some of the more common complaints that we receive with traditional slings include: cervical and scapular pain from the single cervical strap, skin discomfort from the fabric of the sling, difficulty aligning the straps when removing or putting on the sling and reports of the arm slipping forward in the sling leading to hand and wrist pain. The NextSling has taken these factors into consideration with their design.

The NextSling uses a harness versus a neck strap which keeps with cervical spine and scapulae in a more comfortable neutral alignment. The material is breathable which decreases skin discomfort. The NextSling buckles are color coded which makes it easier for patients to re-apply the sling after removing for showering or exercise. The NextSling also incorporates a biceps cuff which addresses the problems of sling malalignment. Both patients and physical therapists have reported to me their satisfaction with the NextSling over more traditional sling designs.” William Hull, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT

“Happy Friday!!!

Many thanks to NextSling for providing me with an opportunity to review their excellent product!!

As an orthopedic surgeon in private practice, I have had the opportunity to use a large variety of the slings commonly available, and I routinely have to apply or adjust slings for patients I’ve treated. Many patients complain about their slings following shoulder injuries or surgery. One super frequent complaint is rubbing of the sling around the neck area. The NextSling completely negates this with use of a back and shoulder harness which is also much more supportive and comfortable. Weight is distributed more evenly across both shoulders.

Another complaint is difficulty putting the sling on or adjusting the position of the sling. The NextSling has easily adjusted straps and buckles and has a color-coded system to assist with quick application.

There are other niceties such as extra padding inside the sling under the elbow region and a removable foam pillow portion.

Overall an EXCELLENT product!!! Quick disclaimer/disclosure. I had not heard of the NextSling until seeing their product on social media and I have no involvement with their product. My views are my own after personally trying out their product! Please give their site a visit @NextSling or website NextSling.com.” Keith P. Johnson, M.D., @scorthoandrehab

“When it comes to rehabilitation and recovery from complex shoulder surgeries or injuries, there is nothing else on the market that immobilizes the glenohumeral joint as securely and comfortably as the NextSling. There is no other sling I want my patients to wear.” Craig A. Miller, M.D., SportsDocMiller.com

“The NextSling is a revolutionary way to protect the shoulder after any surgery. Protection that is second to none and comfort make this sling a great choice for any patient dealing with shoulder repair surgery. Having had a shoulder repair done, and working as a Physical Therapist Assistant, I understand how terrible the traditional sling is. I ended up with a sore elbow and tired shoulder, even though I wore the sling as prescribed. I had the pleasure of meeting the founder and creator of the NextSling, and tested out the sling. It is a complete rehab game changer!” Carly M., Physical Therapist Assistant

“Thank you for making a product that helps me remain doing the things that I love. Dancing is my passion and having costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs and sternum) makes it difficult to do. The NextSling has helped stabilize my right side so that my chest does not get agitated during dancing and teaching. The healing process hasn’t been as dreadful with your amazing sling. Also, thank you for having the best customer service!” Allison W., Patient

“You have no idea how much I appreciate you sending me a NextSling. I know it’s going to help me in my recovery. I love how supportive the NextSling feels without all the extra stress on my neck that is present with other slings. I’ve been trying to find a way to have my arm closer to my side that doesn’t cause instant pain and swelling. I normally always need to have the abduction pillow, but with the NextSling my arm feels so supported and comfortable that I don’t even need it. Thank you for making a difference in my rehab and recovery!” Marcia C., Patient

“I had two shoulder replacement surgeries, one on each shoulder, by Dr. E. Bieber. After the first (November 18, 2016) I was issued a standard sling. Just prior to the second surgery, (July 14, 2017), I was delighted to be fitted for my NextSling. Very cool! As a former backpacker, I instantly was drawn to the aesthetic of the clips that “click” into place and that secured my arm and stabilized my shoulder. I found it to be comfortable and felt that my shoulder was snugly in place, a feeling that made me feel safe and confident.

The NextSling is complimented by the SlingSlip, which has two added features: 1) it temporarily can replace your purse! I carried my travel wallet and keys in the SlingSlip, and 2) it provides a colorful stylish slip that adorns the sling!” Carol Middlebrook, Patient

The NextSling has been a great tool for my patients with neurologic disabilities. Shoulder pain because of weakness from ALS or post-stroke is often exacerbated when standing and walking. There are many complicated slings out there, but what the patients need is a comfortable, easy way to support their arm. The NextSling has offered patients that comfort when moving because of its full support along the back. Heather Hayes, PT, PHD, DPT