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Can I take off my splint when I want to?

No: Removing the splint underminds the process and reason for having the splint. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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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How can I stay in shape while wearing a splint?

How can I stay in shape while wearing a splint?

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, exercise bike or eliptical trainer. If it is a lower extremity splint, light upper body work outs will help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: splint?

What is the definition or description of: splint?

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 injury or protect an injured bone or joint from further harm. ...Read more

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How do you make a homemade splint for your pointer?

How do you make a homemade splint for your pointer?

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 doctor to advise you what you need. ...Read more

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Can you remove a splint on your own and put it back on?

Can you remove a splint on your own and put it back on?

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

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Why would it be that my splint is so loose after only 4 days?

Why would it be that my splint is so loose after only 4 days?

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

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How to put the inflatable splint inside your own pants blownup please explain how ?

How to put the inflatable splint inside your own pants blownup please explain how ?

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

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What is the point of splinting a sprained finger?

What is the point  of splinting a sprained finger?

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 repair itself. If it is constantly moving this will be harder and inefficient. Hence immobilization is done. ...Read more