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.
Last Revised: October 21, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery
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