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Fractured thumb-is it okay to take the splint off for a little while?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Sure, but be careful

Most likely if your in a splint your fracture is not significantly displaced.
Don't use the thumb for anything while it is out of the splint and limit your time out of the splint to personal hygiene only. Follow your doctors instructions and get follow-up x-rays. Ice and elevated to control pain and swelling.

In brief: Sure, but be careful

Most likely if your in a splint your fracture is not significantly displaced.
Don't use the thumb for anything while it is out of the splint and limit your time out of the splint to personal hygiene only. Follow your doctors instructions and get follow-up x-rays. Ice and elevated to control pain and swelling.
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