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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
No: Removing the splint underminds the process and reason for having the splint. Talk to your doctor about it.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Careful exercise: It depends of course on which body part is in a splint. If is it an upper extremity splint, you can still do aerobic activity such as walking, exerci ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Immobility aide: Splints are external devices which are designed to immobilize a joint or broken bone to allow it to heal, not get worse and sometimes allow time to ge ... Read More
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
External protection: A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent inj ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
54 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on the purpo: If you have a problem with your index finger and you need a splint you need to make sure you are using it for right reason.Really, you sjould see your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your doctor: You need to ask your doctor . Certain splints are used to hold bones in place until swelling goes down and casts can be applied. So no if you have a f ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Splint: It depends on the location of the splint, the type of splint, and if the splint was fit well to begin with. This most likely is due to a decrease in s ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Splint: Yes, but the bulge is visible.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Splint: Best to talk with your orthopedic doctor before u do that.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Are you referring to: an air cast ankle splint? If so, the best information available is through a Google Search of" Air Cast Ankle Support Instructions for use" You will ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Immoblization: A sprain is usually meant to imply a stretching or tear of a soft tissue structure such as a ligament. So you want to allow that structure to rest and ... Read More

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