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Wilderness: Splinting (cont.)

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Author: James Kimo Takayesu, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital.

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference. Volar Splinting.

Previous contributing editors: N Stuart Harris, MD, MFA, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Michael E Zevitz, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago.


Last Editorial Review: 2/15/2012

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In general, splints are applied to decrease movement and provide support and comfort through stabilization of an injury.

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