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Coaptation Splint Cpt
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 fracture unless your doctor says okay. Same thing for splints applied after surgery, let your doctor tell you when it can come off. For sprains and strains, splints can be adjusted. Always ask the doctor who put it on you! ...Read more
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 swelling as compared to four days ago. This also could be due to muscle atrophy if swelling was not a factor. You may want to see your physician to have your splint re-fit to ensure you are getting the maximum benefit. ...Read more
Splint: Yes, but the bulge is visible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Splint: Best to talk with your orthopedic doctor before u do that. ...Read more
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 get complete step by step instructions for applying the Air Cast. The Air Cast ankle support is not the same as the Air Cast Boot which is more cumbersome & used for injuries that require complete immobilization. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can you sit on top of the inflatable splint blownup if so please test it for me and send me pic to prove to me it can be done?
This format is for medical questions,
Your inquiry above does not fit into that category. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Finger splint: To lessen mobility of finger & reduce discomfort, so that it can heal faster. ...Read more