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What is a benik vest?

What is a benik vest?

Weighted neoprene: Benik vests are thick vests, usually made of material like neoprene, with weights that can be attached at various points to help with posture, balance, and core strengthening. These are used for children with low tone in these muscles, such as those with cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

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 injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Do I need a splint if I grind at night?

Do I need a splint if I grind at night?

Yes mostly: The purpose of the splint is not to stop you from grinding because you do it at night, it is to stop you from damaging your teeth and supporting structures. A splint will help reduce the damage. Otherwise you will continue to cause damage that can lead to replacement of fillings, crowns and other things. ...Read more

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Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Are TMJ splints and grinding guards the same?

Different: Grinding guards, or night guards, try to give you something to grind on, to destroy plastic instead of tooth. Problem is, the damage to muscles and joints is not eliminated and grinding can get worse. Splints try to reduce symptoms (pain). Some can even stop grinding. ...Read more

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How can I make a splint more comfortable for work?

How can I make a splint more comfortable for work?

Depends: It depends on the purpose and location of the splint, as well as, your job description. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do if my splint for TMJ isn't helping?

What should I do if my splint for TMJ isn't helping?

Bruxism: Is your splint store bought or professionally fabricated? If store bought, consider seeing a dentist who will fabricate an appliance far superior to what you now have. If your appliance has been made by your dentist, then you should be reevaluated to determine if the bite is correct or if other treatments are indicated. ...Read more

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How likely is tfcc tear to heal in a splint for 6 weeks?

How likely is tfcc tear to heal in a splint for 6 weeks?

Size of tfcc tear,: Location, ie in the central avascular part or the vascular periphery, instability, whther it is acute ( new) or chronic , anatomy differences all come in to play. Smaller acute tears in the periphery, not associated with instability lkely do the best. ...Read more

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What is the difference in plain splinting and traction splinting?

Splinting. : Plain splinting in bracing in place. Traction splinting involves pulling under tension (traction). ...Read more

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Why am I having limited mobility one month after removing a splint?

Why am I having limited mobility one month after removing a splint?

Work on motion: Limited mobility of a joint can easily arise if efforts are not made to regularly maintain motion of the joint. Often, patients require formal physical therapy to restore joint motion after splint or cast removal, unless they are confident about working on the joint motion themselves without the help of a therapist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my splint for TMJ isn't helping what should I do!?

What do you suggest if my splint for TMJ isn't helping what should I do!?

Tmj treatment: TREATMENT FOR JAW JOINT DYSFUNCTION AND PAIN SHOULD BE MULTI-FACETED and continue over many months. This could include home exercise, physical therapy, muscle laser therapy. The oral appliance is just one part. the type of oral appliance is important as well. your dentist should have extra training to help you best ...Read more

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Does the removal of internal / external splints hurt after a septorhinoplasty?

Does the removal of internal / external splints hurt after a septorhinoplasty?

Not with good care: The tendency is for the internal stents to collect dried blood and mucous. Removing them can be uncomfortable. By keeping them clean during the week using saline spray and ointment, the removal is generally very easy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a TMJ splint made after diagnostic records have been made?

How long does it take to get a TMJ splint made after diagnostic records have been made?

Depends: If a dentist makes it himself, it can be overnight. If sent to a commercial lab, it will often take a week or longer. There are emergency appliances (aqualizer) that can help if something immediate is needed. The dentist making the appliance will be able to answer your question ...Read more

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My finger is stiff after splinting it, is it normal and is there anythingi can do to make it better?

My finger is stiff after splinting it, is it normal and is there anythingi  can do to make it better?

Yes it is normal: try waem water and moving it in warm water. Can squeeze a sponge in warm water to grt it moving. If not improving see doctor. ...Read more

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3 month tfcc tear after being splinted and injected still is painful when bearing weight, what's next?

3 month tfcc tear after being splinted and injected still is painful when bearing weight, what's next?

Test / Surgery: If no studies done, a routine x-ray followed by a triple arthogram with or without mri. If confirms clinical findings then an arthroscopic evaluation and debridement (shaving) vs. Repair should be entertained. It sounds like in your situation, that conservative care has been exhausted. ...Read more

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Some doctors say to wear a figure eight splint, some say just a sling and some say both. What do I do and what is more effective?

Some doctors say to wear a figure eight splint, some say just a sling and some say both. What do I do and what is more effective?

Splinting: Types of splinting depend on what kind of injury one has. Slings are used to rest the shoulder from the weight of the lower arm. Figure of eight splints are work for shoulder dislocations , collar bone disclocations and fractures of the clavicle. The clinician making the diagnosis should tell you what kind of splint is appropriate for which injury. Do not make this decision on ...Read more

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I'm using splint since last dec because i hv TMJ problem. It does help me to reduce the pain but i feel the pain increase lately. Wht happen?

I'm using splint since last dec because i hv TMJ problem. It does help me to reduce the pain but i feel the pain increase lately. Wht happen?

Progression: Could be progression of your disease despite splint. If your dentist can't answer your questions, get another opinion from a TMJ expert. Other things can be done to help your problem. ...Read more

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It's been 7 days since my septo/rhino and the drainage is non stop and is clear.is this normal after 7 days? My splint and stiches are coming out Tue

It's been 7 days since my septo/rhino and the drainage is non stop and is clear.is this normal after 7 days?  My splint and stiches are coming out Tue

See below: I'm not sure if that is normal or not as I do not perform that surgery. I think it would at least warrant a phone call to the office though. Need to make sure there's no concern this could be CSF. ...Read more

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How to make a splint for pinky?

How to make a splint for pinky?

Buddy Tape to 4th: Many injuries to the pinky can be splinted to the fourth finger with tape. Allowing the joints to move. However, you need to have a proper diagnosis so you are treating the problem correctly. ...Read more