Splinting of Fractures

We have a variety of splints available in our clinic. A splint is a device that is used for support or immobilization to a limb of potentially broken bones. Splints can also be used for joints that have sustained damage or need support during activity. Splints promote healing while reducing the pain for the patient.

When do I need a splint? When you have sustained an injury that affects the musculoskeletal system within the limbs and or back. Splinting is known to be useful for many acute orthopedic conditions such as fractures, joint dislocations, sprains, and severe soft tissue injuries. The most common places where splints are needed are the hand/fingers, forearm and wrist, elbow, tibia/fibula, ankle, and foot.

What to expect when you come to our clinic: A member of our trained medical staff will decide which splint is best for you and your injury. Applying a splint is not painful, but application may be uncomfortable if your injury is especially sensitive.