air splint


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air splint

a plastic splint inflated by air used to immobilize part or all of an extremity.
Synonym(s): inflatable splint

air splint

n.
An inflatable cylinder used to immobilize fractured or injured limbs to promote healing.

air splint

a device for temporarily immobilizing fractured or otherwise injured extremities. It consists of an inflatable cylinder that can be closed at either end and becomes rigid when filled with air under pressure. Also called aircast splint.

air splint

(ār splint)
A plastic splint inflated by air used to immobilize part or all of an extremity.