A splint is a supportive device used to keep in place any suspected fracture in one’s arm or leg.
Splint is used to:
- Provide pain relief of the fractured limb.
- Support bone ends of the fracture site. Bones ends of the fracture site are very sharp. A splint helps prevent bone protruding through the skin, soft skin and tissue damage, as well as bleeding.
- Facilitate safe and seamless causality transport.