Product: Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer by DonJoy
Where to Buy: www.csamedicalsupply.com
Material: Breathable neoprene
Sizes: X-S, S, M, L, X-LG
What Would Be the Need for a Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer?
There are multiple ways that shoulder injury occurs, but for this example, I’m going to use the rotator cuff injury (this link will take you to a brief video concerning the rotator cuff).
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder joint together or, the head of the humerus (the ball) & the glenoid cavity (the socket). Not only are the muscles and tendons directly in the joint affected, but 4 other muscle groups that these are attached to, become affected as well.
This is why, when you sustain a rotator cuff injury, it is important to not only isolate and support the shoulder joint from further damage, but you want to also restrict movement in the attaching muscle groups across the chest and shoulder blade areas.
This is where the Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer shines – say that 3 times fast 😉
As you can see, it wears similar to a cropped T-shirt or vest, as it wraps around the full chest and upper back – just the kind of compression you want for the muscles in those areas.
Since those muscles will be slightly limited (while still giving range of motion) it will restrict further strain on the rotator cuff itself.
Features of the Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer
- Perforated/breathable neoprene
- Can be used on the right or left shoulder
- Hard shell over the joint area for extra protection, with a “donut” pad that can be placed precisely where needed
- The neoprene material grips the skin and won’t slide around and cause friction or skin irritation with your movements
- Elastic straps attach at any point with the “hook & loop” principle, which allows for maximum fit and comfort
- Wearable during sporting activities
- Gives full support through all possible range of movements
- With full adjustability, you are in complete control of how much and where the tension is applied, according to your specific needs
- Helps correct: forward, backward, or upwards tendon and muscle damage or restrictions. Dislocation. Rotator cuff injuries. Muscle strain. Damage from accidents. Aid in healing after surgery.
- Available in 5 sizes
Comparing Other Braces to the Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer
If you’re looking to stabilize not only your shoulder joint, but also the 4 other muscle groups as I outlined above, and heal as quickly as possible, there isn’t a brace on the market that provides all the same multi-directional tension to keep the humerus head from excess shifting and further damage, and thus accommodate whatever shoulder injury you are trying to heal from.
There are several that target the shoulder joint solely, and some that wrap around both shoulders and provide no compression in the chest or back, and as you can imagine – these are less expensive.
If you look at what other braces provide, you will find that you have to sacrifice either stability or functionality. With the Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer brace, you get both.
But when it comes to healing quickly, fully, and properly, do you really want to sacrifice a few dollars, especially when you depend on pain-free movement in your shoulder for your livelihood?
As this video shows, there are many applications and adaptations that can be implemented with the Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer to fit your needs, that you won’t find with any other shoulder brace that I could find.
You will also note from watching the video, that it will require another person to help get this on and adjusted properly.
Reviews by Users
With regret, I was unable to locate reviews from actual users of the Saunders Sully Shoulder Stabilizer brace, despite more than one company offering it for sale.
I would be thrilled if you were to buy it and be the first to leave a review – right here on my web page!
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