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How to make a splint

  • Definition

    A splint is a device used for holding a part of the body stable to decrease pain and prevent further injury.


    Alternative Names

    Splint - instructions


    Considerations

    The purpose of a splint is to hold still and protect a wounded body part from further damage until you get medical help. It is important to check for good circulation after the injured body part has been immobilized.

    Commercial splints are often used to immobilize a body part in the treatment of various disorders.


    Causes

    Splints can be used for many different injuries. Any time there is a broken bone, stabilizing the area is important.