What is a splint pattern?

What is a splint pattern?

The Splint Pattern Marker is designed to be used for tracing patterns onto splinting material. The marks stay on the splinting material when immersed in water but can be wiped off for adjustments. Designed for medical professional use, and excellent for hospitals, clinics and medical offices.

What are the 4 types of splints?


  • Ankle stirrup – Used for the ankles.
  • Finger splints – Used for the fingers.
  • Nasal splint.
  • Posterior lower leg.
  • Posterior full leg.
  • Posterior elbow.
  • Sugar tong – Used for the forearm or wrist.
  • Thumb spica – Used for the thumb.

How do you splint an ankle?

Wrap the elastic wrap over the splinting material distally to proximally and overlap each revolution by half the width of the elastic wrap. Fold the extra stockinette and cotton padding over the edges of the splinting material. Maintain the ankle at 90° of flexion until the splinting material hardens.

What is the purpose of splint?

Casts & Splints. Casts and splints are orthopedic devices that are used to protect and support fractured or injured bones and joints. They help to immobilize the injured limb to keep the bone in place until it fully heals.

How many types of splints are there?

In emergency cases, anything can be used for splinting, yet there are two types of splints: Flexible. Rigid.

What plastic is used in splints?

Low-temperature thermoplastic (LTT) materials are the most commonly used to fabricate splints. The materials are considered “low temperature” because they soften in water heated between 135° and 180°F and the therapist can usually safely place them directly against a person’s skin while the plastic is still moldable.

What are the splint materials?

Splinting Materials

  • Rolyan Polyflex II.
  • Cramer Rapid Form Vacuum Splints.
  • MDI ECONO-VAC Extremity Vacuum Splints.
  • MDi Immobile-Vac Vacuum Splints.
  • 3M Scotchcast One Step Splint.
  • Mason Allen Splint.
  • Specialist Plaster Bandages.
  • Plastalume Finger Splints.

What is a resting splint?

Resting splints support your joints when you’re resting and can help to ease pain and inflammation. They can be useful if you have a painful flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis or a period of joint discomfort, when you may need to rest your hands for short spells during the day or night.

How to make a resting hand splint?


  • Paper towel
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Electric frying pan/water bath
  • Heat gun
  • (Tea) towels
  • Self adhesive hook Velcro
  • Strapping
  • How to wear and care for your splint?

    Keep your splint dry.

  • Tape a sheet of plastic to cover your splint when you take a shower or bath,unless your doctor said you can take it off while bathing.
  • If you can take the splint off when you bathe,pat the area dry after bathing and put the splint back on.
  • If your splint gets a little wet,you can dry it with a hair dryer.
  • How do you make a trigger finger splint?

    Grab your tape. Wrap the first piece of tape once around the trigger finger, in between the first and second knuckles. Bring the piece of tape around the buddy finger and wrap it firmly until the tape runs out. Repeat in between the second and third knuckle of the affected finger, and then around both fingers How do I get rid of trigger finger?

    What is the best splint for a trigger finger?

    Material. The quality of a splint is determined by the materials used in its construction.

  • Breathability. If you perspire a lot,you’ll want to ensure that the trigger finger splint you choose is made from a breathable material that will wick moisture away from the
  • Size. Size is a very important consideration when purchasing a finger splint.
  • Price.
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