The NextSling®
Your All-In-One Backpack
Shoulder Sling

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, 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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The SlingSlip®
Your Storage, Your Style, Your Shoulder Sling

The SlingSlip® is the innovative storage and fashion accessory that transforms your shoulder sling into a stylish and convenient interior storage option for your phone, keys, and other items. It is wearable with a wide variety of shoulder slings and can replace a purse or carrying bag.

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NextSling Differentiators

Over the Shoulders

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Eliminates the strain on the neck through equal load distribution to the shoulders and back.

Color Coded

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Ease of use with putting on, taking off, and switching shoulders.

Biceps Cuff

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

Back Pad

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Distributes the load better across the back and shoulders, secures the sling to the body, and stabilizes the arm and shoulder.

Adjustable
Components

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

Elbow
Protector

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

Universal
Right or Left

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

Abduction &
Rotation

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Decreases tension on the repair, positions the arm optimally, and can be used for rotator cuff surgery.

The Perfect Fit
Adjustments For Optimal Recovery and Comfort

The NextSling® allows for unlimited adjustments to ensure that a patient’s shoulders, back, arm, wrist, and hand are comfortable, secure, and positioned for maximum recovery. With all the available adjustments, patients can switch between sizes for greater or less hand use on the injured limb based on optimal recovery.

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Abduction & Rotation
Optimal Shoulder Positioning

The NextSling® abducts and rotates the arm at multiple angles utilizing the adjustable components, shoulder harness, and abduction pillow to ensure maximum recovery and comfortability. With all the NextSling adjustable components, you can remove the shoulder strap on the injured arm for additional rotation and still receive the benefits of the NextSling backpack system.

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

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and also in Hand Surgery, Dr. Bieber 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 is a consultant for hand and upper extremity surgery at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Bieber has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chairman of Orthopaedics, and Chairman of the Medical Staff at Suburban Hospital (a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System), as President of the Washington Orthopaedic Society, and as President of the Southeastern Hand Society.


Testimonials


“The design of the NextSling eliminated the strain on my neck and made sure that my shoulder was always safe and secure.”

Peggy R.
Patient


“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 will change the way we all think about shoulder recovery. Supportive, comfortable and easy to use; daily activities will never be the same.”

Ralph Sampson

NBA Hall of Famer


“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 provided excellent support, stability, and security when my shoulder needed it most. Thank you for helping out in my time of need.”

Ken R.
Patient


“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



“Molly found the NextSling way more supportive and comfortable than the sling she was given at the hospital (and also the retail store purchased sling). She liked the way it made her back and shoulders straighter and kept her arms in tight. She felt it was way easier to bend and walk up and down steps in it. I could tell in her posture when she was wearing it how much better it was for her! Thank you for making a difference!”

Pia R.
Patient’s Mother


“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 post-operative 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


Fitting Instructions


The provider will fit the NextSling to the patient when it is first put on making it very easy for the patient to put on and take off by themselves.

Providers Putting On


Patients Putting On


Patients Taking Off


Switching Shoulders


Rehabilitation Specialists
Join The Network

The NextSling team believes in the power of working with rehabilitation professionals to create the best care team possible for our patients and have created a network of rehabilitation specialists to accomplish this.

Join our Group of Rehabilitation Specialists:

  • Collaborate with like-minded professionals who want to change the way medical products are developed.
  • Provide strategy, guidance, and feedback on the development and improvement of innovative orthopaedic, recovery, and rehabilitation products.
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EDX2 Mission

The EDX2 mission is to change the way medical products are developed and create major advances in patient care, recovery, and comfort by collaborating across the patient care team.

We believe that how you live and spend your time is instrumental to having a fulfilling successful life and are creating innovative medical products to achieve these goals.

Abduction Pillow
Recycling Program

The NextSling team is proud to announce that we have initiated an abduction pillow recycling program. Many pillows that come with shoulder slings go unused and are thrown away; please join us as we take this step to reduce our carbon footprint. Thank you for making a difference!



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Health Advocates

The NextSling team works with patients and all members of the health care community to improve how we incubate and design our products.

In order to accomplish this goal, we have created a team of health advocates who believe passionately in our mission to build an organization that changes the way medical products are developed by collaborating across the patient care team.

Orthopaedic, Recovery & Rehabilitation Products Incubator

EDX2, the company behind the NextSling, is an orthopaedic, recovery, and rehabilitation products incubator that partners and works hand-in-hand with the top medical professionals across the country to design, incubate, manufacture, distribute, and fund next-generation orthopaedic medical products that make daily life more enjoyable.

We believe that through the combination of minor adjustments and enhancements to currently available medical products we can create major advances in patient care, recovery, and comfort.


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The NextSling In Action


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