Medi SAK shoulder orthosis fitting

medi SAK®

Inflatable shoulder abduction cushion

  • Forearm exercises through hand rest
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Secure positioning due to upper arm wedge

 Medical specifications

Variable (10° to 60°) abduction support

medi SAK is a shoulder abduction cushion. The product is exclusively to be used for the orthotic fitting of the shoulder and only on intact skin.


Product benefits

  • Temporary pressure relief on the subacromial space

  • Mobilisation to prevent adhesions in the subacromial, subcoracoid and subdeltoid spaces

  • Immobilisation of shoulder joint at 10° to 60° degrees abduction

Donning/fitting instructions

The shoulder abduction pad is supplied in one universal size and can be used for either the left or the right side.
Inflate the inner section. Loop the shoulder strap around the good shoulder. Important: For ease of use, the hook and loop fasteners should be on the outside of the strap. The triangle to which the straps are sewn should be at the back.
Place the inflated pad under the injured arm and secure the shoulder strap to the pad.
To allow the arm to lie in the required position on the pad, the rod and hand ball is attached with hook and loop fastener to the pad. The hand ball is held loosely in the hand.
Secure the two lower arm pads as shown in the diagram, the rod being taken through the hook and loop fastener eyelets on the underside of the lower arm pads.
Position the shoulder pad so that the arm lies on it comfortably without touching the body. For smaller patients it may be necessary to take the pad out of its cover and to cut it to size (e.g. with a sharp knife). Important: Make sure that laying your arm on the pad does not push the head of the humerus upwards.
Attaching the hook and loop fastener to the shoulder pad: stick the hook and loop fastener strip onto the lateral upper arm strap, pull it medially and fasten it to the medial strap.
Now do up the lower arm strap, making sure that it is not pulled too tight.
The height of the pad can be adjusted by means of the hook and loop fastener fasteners on the ends of the strap. The medically correct position can therefore be achieved for all body sizes.
The angle of abduction can be reduced by letting out some of the air. The pelvic strap, which goes around the body and the pads, is an additional means of fixing the pad to the body.
Finally, stick the round patch over the valve.


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Material components


Washing instructions

Remove the inflatable inner cushion before washing. Hook and loop fasteners should be closed for washing. Soap residues, lotions and ointments can cause skin irritation and material wear.
Pillow case, bag and straps can be washed by hand, preferably using medi clean washing agent.

  • Do not bleach.
  • Leave to dry naturally.
  • Do not iron.
  • Do not dry clean.




Medical specifications


  • All indications requiring immobilization of the shoulder joint in abduction, such as:
  • After rotator cuff repair
  • Impingement syndrome (nonsurgical, postoperative)
  • After insertion of shoulder prosthesis


  • None

Further information

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medi SAK® shoulder abduction cushion – Instruction for medical staff

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