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Slishman Traction Splint

  • ***note: "Old" Camlock version shown. Current production uses thumbscrews***

The STS embodies significant improvements to traction splinting: no extension past the foot, quickly adjusts to patient, easily applied during manual traction and not contraindicated for lower leg injury or amputation
The Slishman splint is light and compact, one size fits all and has a lifetime guarantee'
  • The latest version of the STS Traction Splint features thumb screws for fail-safe, quick device adjustment and a red toggle attached to the end of a shorter traction cord for better grip. The STS's improved labeling and superior red color coding enable even quicker patient femur fracture stabilization and application.
  • The STS can be applied proximal to the calf if there is a concurrent lower leg injury. STS is the only traction splint not contraindicated for this situation.
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Minimum Purchase:
1 unit(s)
Maximum Purchase:
400 unit(s)

Product Description

NSN# 6515-01-631-3182  - Call for Bulk Discounts
NATO Stock Number: 6515-32-083-5266

ATTENTION SKI PATROL BUYERS: Please check your NSP Catalog for the Slishman Traction Splint listing.

Product Description and Benefits:

 The STS was developed by Dr. Sam Slishman at the University of New Mexico to overcome many of the the design limitations of conventional traction splints. The innovative STS design has the traction mechanism positioned at the patient’s hip. Femur traction is applied through the extension of the pole segments creating a pushing force on the ankle strap instead of pulling distally from the foot. This innovative design change provides a number of outstanding benefits over conventional traction splints:

1. The STS Does Not Extend Beyond the Foot
    The traction splint stays anatomically contained from the patients hip to ankle and 
    thus does not extend outside backboards, litters and stretchers. This greatly reduces
    the risk of the splint being struck while extricating patients in space restrictive
    environments resulting in further injury to the patient.

2.  Rapid Patient Application
     The unique design of the STS makes it the fasted splint available to apply. No poles to assemble
     or mechanisms to set up. When you need to immobilize the patient quickly for rapid extrication the
     STS won’t slow you down.

3. The STS is Not Contraindicated in Lower Leg Injury or Amputation
    While other traction splints are contraindicated with lower leg injury or amputation, the
    STS’s unique design allows the ankle strap to be alternately positioned proximal to
    the calf. This allows femur traction to still be applied and leaves the lower leg
    accessible for other splinting or bandaging.

4. Lightweight and Compact
    The STS weighs only 21 ounces and 22” x 3” in size. It doesn’t take up much space
    in vehicles or aircrafts and can easily be strapped to trauma bags and backpacks.

5. One Size Fits All
    The STS works with both adults and peds. No need to carry two different splints. If 
     your agency requires you to carry two traction splints, two STS splints can be
     carried for bi-lateral splinting.

6. Traction Mechanism Accessible During Transport
     If traction adjustment is needed while enroute the STS traction adjustment is
     accessible at the patient’s hip, not jammed up against the door or airframe at the
     patients foot.

7. Radiolucent

8. Lifetime Warranty

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  1. STS 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 02 13 2014

    There are several traction splints on the market--this one is not the smallest, but it is among the lightest and the mechanism is arguable the most effective. Best, the manufacturer stands behind it--next-gen addresses shortcomings, and previous owners provided with upgrade kits. Great stuff from a great company.

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