A wrist splint can be worn to support the wrist while holding it firm
and still (immobilize it).
A good wrist splint should:
Splints are available without a prescription from a drugstore, or
with a prescription from an orthopedic or medical supply house. Physical and
occupational therapists can custom-fit splints made from lightweight materials.
This often reduces the clumsiness of wearing a splint.
October 2, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
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