Splints support and protect injured bones & soft tissue. When you break a bone, Hart Family Care of Ashland, KY will put the pieces back together in the right position. Casts and splints hold the bones in place while they heal. They also reduce pain, swelling, and muscle spasm.
Splints are most commonly used to immobilize broken bones or dislocated joints. When a broken bone has been properly set, a splint permits complete rest at the site of the fracture and thus allows natural healing to take place with the bone in the proper position. Splints are also necessary to immobilize unset fractures when a patient is moved after an accident; they prevent motion of the fractured bone, which might cause greater damage.
The splint will keep the injured bones and soft tissue in the proper position while offering compression to minimize swelling. Call or stop by Hart Family Care of Ashland, KY today if you or someone you know may need a splint applied.