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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.

What are splints?

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.

What are splinting supplies?

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.

How do I choose the right Patterson Medical splinting supplies?

There are a number of things one should consider before choosing the right splint or splinting solutions. They include:

Analyzing the condition

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.

Level of control

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.

Support levels

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.

What are the options available?

  • Liners and padding can be cut according to your needs and inserted into the splints to increase comfort and safety. Gel pads help absorb shock and stress while liners are used to prevent irritation to the skin.
  • Splinting sheets and stockinettes provide great padding and support to splints to provide greater efficiency and aid.
  • Different types of splints such as hand splints, ankle splints, splinting boots, finger splints, spica splints, CMC splints, etc are used for different kinds of splinting needs.
  • Splinting material is used to craft handmade splints at home or at a clinic easily. One can measure the region that needs splinting. The material can then be designed and molded to create accurate splints that help in expedited healing and efficient treatment. They come in options such as gel, perforated, ezform, with hooks and without hooks.
  • Splinting straps are used to create splints that can be easily worn and removed whenever needed. They are made of sturdy materials and are easy to cut and mold. They come in types such as pre-cut, cotton, super flexible, etc.
  • Other accessories include hooks, scissors, springs, bonding solvents, self adhesive straps, finger hooks, tabs and coins, supinators, and measuring kits.

Where to Buy 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.