splint

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a thin sliver of wood

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an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)

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support with a splint

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In a memo, he told bosses he had to wear an air splint on his ankle, but the physiotherapist could not tell him when he would be able to return to work.
Tune in one Galyan's commercial and you'll see a running shoe with a built in air splint that can be inflated should the jogger turn an ankle a couple miles from home.
Can you get away with one of those air splints? Maybe, but the problem is it's going to end up in the trash can.