A splint is used to support, immobilize, or protect the arm or hand. Splints can also be used to support function, assist and / or increase range of motion. Occupational therapists (OTs) can make custom splints for the specific needs of each child or may use pre-fabricated splints.

Why Choose Us?

At Cincinnati Children's, our therapists:

  • Are trained in child development
  • Have specialized training  in making splints
  • Deliver care in a child friendly environment
  • Work directly with the doctors in the Hand and Upper extremity center at Cincinnati Children's.

Who Can Benefit? 

Children who have experienced one the following may benefit from this service:

  • Previous hand or arm surgery 
  • Loss of joint motion 
  • Birth defects 
  • Increased or decreased muscle tone 
  • Orthopedic conditions 
  • Chronic conditions such as juvenile arthritis or connective tissue disorders 

Location of Service

Splinting services are available via inpatient, outpatient, orthopedic and plastic surgery clinics at the following neighborhood locations: Main (Burnet), Liberty, Green Township, Drake, Fairfield, Anderson, Eastgate, Kentucky, and Mason.