Splinting is a technique used to manage musculoskeletal conditions like sprains and fractures, or for providing stability to reduced displaced or unstable fractures before orthopedic interventions. Splints are non-circumferential supports used to immobilize injuries and control swelling. Splints help in continuous monitoring of injuries and also prevent side effects of orthopedic casts (casting tape) like chronic pain, stiffness in joints, muscle atrophy (shrinking) etc.
Orthopedicians also recommend splints for supporting weak muscles, pain and inflammation relief, supporting structure of bones, joints or tendons. Preformed splints are ready to use splints that can be used for injury immobilization. The fitting of such splints require minimal adjustments or intervention from the therapist.
Conditions that may require the use of a fabricated splint include:
The first thing that you need to confirm while selecting a splint is the level of support it provides: light, moderate or firm. Choice of splint will depend upon the stage of your injury and the level of support and immobilization that you need. Lightly supportive splints are made of softer materials and allow for movement, ideal to wear and work.
Moderate supportive splints provide greater immobilization and resistance. These splints provide a greater degree of protection to the ligaments and joints. Firmer splints provide full immobilization and prevents movement. They are generally use right after surgery or injury and also help in relieving pain.
splint padding material is an important component when it comes to wearing comfort. Most of the splints are lined with foam or fabric from inside to prevent joints from rubbing against the skin and developing injuries. Confirm in advance if you are getting the lining along with the splint or you need to insert one.
Just as in case of medications, orthopedic splints are best when recommended by your therapist. They know exactly how much support does your injury requires.
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