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What is a soft splint?

A soft splint prevents a body part from moving, but the splint is made of a soft material like tape, a bandage, a sling or a pillow.
A soft splint uses soft materials, such as a folded blanket, towel, pillow, or folded triangular bandage.



A sling is a specific kind of soft splint that uses a triangular bandage that is tied to support an injured arm, wrist, or hand.

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