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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

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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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