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A splint is a rigid device that is used to support an
injured body part. Splints are usually used on a
short-term basis, to prevent movement until medical help is received.
A splint can be used for many different injuries, including
Learn more about the causes and risks for these conditions
by reading the related articles.
Splint: Symptoms & Signs
Author: James Broomfield, MD Reviewer: Melinda Murray Ratini, DO Date Reviewed: 08/15/02