splinting

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splinting

 [splint´ing]
1. treatment by use of a splint.
2. in dentistry, the application of a fixed restoration to join two or more teeth into a single rigid unit for stabilization.
3. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the stabilization, immobilization, and/or protection of an injured body part with a supportive appliance.

splint·ing

(splint'ing),
1. Application of a splint or treatment using a splint.
2. In dentistry, the joining of two or more teeth into a rigid unit by means of fixed or removable restorations or appliances.
3. Stiffening of a body part to avoid pain caused by movement of the part, as from a fracture or other injury.
4. In psychiatry, the exercise by family, friends, or coworkers of the various strategies designed to minimize the impairment and increase the functional level of a person with diminished higher cortical function.

splinting

/splint·ing/ (splin´ting)
1. application of a splint, or treatment by use of a splint.
2. in dentistry, the application of a fixed restoration to join two or more teeth into a single rigid unit.
3. rigidity of muscles occurring as a means of avoiding pain caused by movement of the part.

splinting1

the process of immobilizing, restraining, or supporting a body part.

splinting2

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as stabilization, immobilization, and/or protection of an injured body part with a supportive appliance. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

splint·ing

(splint'ing)
1. Treatment using a splint.
2. In dentistry, joining two or more teeth into a rigid unit by means of fixed or removable restorations or appliances.
3. Stiffening of a body part to avoid pain caused by movement of the part.
4. In psychiatry, the exercise by family, friends, or coworkers of the various strategies designed to minimize the impairment and increase the functional level of a person with diminished higher cortical function.

splint·ing

(splint'ing)
1. In dentistry, joining of two or more teeth into a rigid unit by means of fixed or removable restorations or appliances.
2. Application of a splint or treatment using a splint.
3. Stiffening of a body part to avoid pain caused by movement of the part.

splinting,

n the ligating, tying, or joining of periodontally involved teeth to one another to stabilize and immobilize the teeth, thus preventing them from being adversely affected by occlusal forces. Splinting includes acrylic resin bite guards, orthodontic band splints, wire ligation, provisional splints, and fixed prostheses.
splinting, cross arch,
n the stabilizing of weakened teeth against tilting movements caused by laterally directed occlusal stress loads. This is accomplished by the use of a rigid connector that projects to the opposite side of the dental arch where attachment is made to one or more teeth, thus producing effective counterleverage.
splinting of abutments,
n the joining of two or more teeth into a rigid unit by means of fixed restorations.

splinting

1. the application of a splint to reduce a fracture or to restrict movement.
2. tensing of muscles, especially ventral abdominal muscles, as a response to pain and as a protection against further injury.

splinting materials
used in splinting fractures. Includes plaster, fiberglass, wood, balsa wood, aluminum rod, steel pins, nails, plates, screws.