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Discusses splints, which are used when a bone is broken or other tissues injured. Covers how to care for splints and deal with swelling. Discusses complications that may require emergency care.
Learn how to take care of your cast or splint at home.
Splinting immobilizes a limb that may be broken or severely sprained to prevent further injury and ease pain until you can see a health professional. Splinting may also be helpful after a snakebite while you wait for help to arrive. There are two...
A wrist splint is a brace that looks like a fingerless glove. It stabilizes your wrist in a straight and sometimes slightly bent-back position. Wearing a wrist splint minimizes pressure on the median nerve and allows you a period of "relative rest"...