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What is the first precaution an OT must observe when fitting or fabricating a splint for a patient?
=> Make sure to adjust the splint to avoid bony prominences.
=> Make sure the splint fits snugly to avoid friction.
=> Make sure to follow any precautions specified by the patient’s physician.
=> Make sure to check for any pre-existing skin conditions.

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Make sure to follow any precautions specified by the patient’s physician. A patient’s physician may order specific splinting precautions, especially if the patient is recovering from a tendon graft, pinning of a complex fracture, or another complicated condition.

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