Immobilization is an age old technique that involves restricting the movement of a specific part of the body such as muscles, bones, or joints. Immobilizing helps in preventing the overuse of that specific part thus protecting it from shear forces and stress. It is also proven to expedite healing by giving the body ample of time to heal the specific part of the body. Splinting has been used as the most common way of immobilization since ancient times.
Earlier splints were pieces of hard material cut to shape the part of the body they were applied to. They are softer and less dense than casts but are sturdy enough to prevent the movement of the limb or joint. Modern technology and research has helped enhance splints and splinting materials to create a high tech aids that are comfortable and affordable enough for all kinds of home and clinical use.
Splinting materials are items used to create a splint from scratch or support a splint to enhance its efficiency. These dynamic splinting supplies are made of high quality materials that aid in increasing the output of various splinting equipment and is also used to reduce the chances of injuries or irritations sometimes caused by excessive use of splints. One can also use splinting supplies such as wraps and sheets to adjust the size and tightness of the splint according to one’s needs.
There are a number of things one should consider before choosing the right splint or splinting solutions. They include:
Understanding the condition is important as it helps you decide what kind of splint you’d need and what purpose would it serve. Consulting a medical professional is very important before you start using a splint.
There are three levels of control associated to splints which include light control, moderate control, and firm control. Each level is dependent on the compression it offers and the contouring of the splint. The greater the control the greater is the immobilization.
There are three levels of support as well, which is dependent on the corrective force of the splint, and also the wearing period of the splint. One can vary the support levels using splinting supplies.
We offer a wide range of splinting supplies to suit all your needs of immobilization and restriction. Choosing the right splinting supplies ensure speedy recovery, efficient protection of the limb or joints, and preventing of further complications.
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