Splinting is a method of keeping a body part from moving in order to allow it to heal better. It generally involves a hard material, such as a cast, that hardens in order to allow a broken bone to heal. Stiff fabrics, plastic and metal are also used to immobilize an area. This technique is used for sprains and after certain surgical procedures as well.
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