About Us

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.

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

Dr. 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.

Infinite Adjustments, Rotation, & Abduction For Optimal Recovery & Rehab

The NextSling rotates and abducts the arm at multiple angles utilizing the adjustable components, shoulder harness, and optional 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.

The NextSling also allows for infinite 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.

Abduction Rotation

Improved Rehab, Enhanced Recovery, Better Compliance, Improved Sleep

The NextSling provides enhanced recovery and improved rehabilitation compliance for our patients because of our innovative design! The NextSling immobilizes the shoulder and eliminates the strain on the neck through equal load distribution to the shoulders and back and is much more supportive and comfortable while providing infinite positioning adjustments! This means that patients can perform exercises earlier in the rehabilitation process than with other slings, while still taking the necessary precautions, thus getting back to the things they love quicker!

The NextSling allows patients to avoid activation of the injured shoulder while keeping other parts of the body moving. When performing scapular exercises, the NextSling back pad provides sensory feedback that enhances activation and helps ensure full range of motion of the scapular muscles, while allowing for a proper reset of the body to neutral in between repetitions to get the most out of the exercises. The support, positioning, and comfort of the NextSling also allow these exercises to be performed during the immobilization phase of healing. In regards to the neck, many patients suffer neck issues from standard slings, but with the NextSling, you can do neck exercises safely while wearing the NextSling, as it does not dig into your neck.