Wrist Splint: Velcro

A splint is designed to prevent movement of the bones, muscles and tendons. Velcro 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 are being treated for will determine how long you should wear the splint and if it is safe to remove your splint before your next visit. If you are unsure, ask your nurse or doctor.

When to seek 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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