Drivers Wearing Arm Slings Shouldn’t Drive

Shoulder immobilization hinders reaction time, results in more crashes

Terry Stanton

Immobilization of the dominant arm in a sling may not have an adverse effect on everyday driving in normal conditions, but it does hinder a driver’s ability to perform evasive maneuvers when facing hazardous conditions, a study reports. As a result, patients should be counseled not to drive while the dominant arm is immobilized, reported Laith M. Jazrawi, MD, at the 2012 annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

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