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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Splint: Yes, but the bulge is visible.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Splint: Best to talk with your orthopedic doctor before u do that.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in 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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