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A 47-year-old member asked:

can wrist splint really help?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Depends on the injury or the problem but they can be very useful.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How do you make a wrist splint at home?

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Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
Plastic Surgery 54 years experience
Depends!: There are varieties of wrist splint for specific conditions of wrist problem.So, you need to know first what kind of wrist splint you need.To learn that you need to go to medical school or handtherapy school.Your best bet is to go and see your doctor if you have a wrist problem.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take the splint off my wrist myself?

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Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
Plastic Surgery 54 years experience
Usually not.: Splint is for immobilisation.Your doctor knows best as he did put the splint for specific reason.So, you should first ask him.If you can not find him and it is an emergency, you should go to nearest emergency room.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What wrist excersice should I do after splint removal?

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Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
Plastic Surgery 54 years experience
Ask your doctor.: Wrist splint has specific role in specific conditions.Your best bet is to ask the doctor who put the splint on you.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you get a wrist splint from your doctor?

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Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
Plastic Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: You can get it from your doctor if he thinks you need it.You can buy from a pharmacy store.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

How long does it take to get a moulded wrist splint made?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Not long: The occupational therapist with take a mold of your wrist, then they can either make there in the office or send it out to be made. Probably no longer than a week and a half.
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Provided original answer
As Dr. Butkovich said, there are more informal splints that can be made that take a few minutes. I'm not sure what they planned for you.
Feb 27, 2013

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