A splint is designed to prevent movement of the bones, muscles and tendons while they heal. Quick-release wrist splints are used because of their comfort and convenience for wrist and hand injuries. In certain conditions, the splint can be removed when bathing or changing clothes. The condition you're being treated for will determine how long you should wear the splint and if it's safe to remove your splint before your next visit. If you're unsure, ask your nurse or healthcare provider.
When to get medical advice
Call your healthcare provider right away if any of these occur:
Increased pain or swelling under the splint or in the hand or fingers
Fingers or hand becomes cold, blue, numb, or tingly
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