It’s not uncommon for children to fall whilst learning to walk, when playing or when involved in sporting activities. At times a fall can result in a hand injury

Splints can be used to immobilize an injured area and can help reduce pain and swelling. Parents can talk to our urgent care doctors to determine if a splint is necessary, and get advice on the best type of splint for their child’s condition.

Night Lite Pediatrics offers pediatric hand splints. Florida parents can book an arrival time directly on our website.

What is a pediatric hand splint?

A pediatric hand splint is a device used to immobilize and protect an injured, weakened, or deformed hand or wrist.

It is usually used to treat conditions like fractures, sprains, tendonitis, arthritis, and cerebral palsy. Pediatric hand splints come in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials and are designed to fit children of different ages.

Common causes for hand splints to be used

Hand splints can be used on children for many reasons, some of which include:

  • Cerebral Palsy: Hand splints are often used to help children with Cerebral Palsy manage and control their hand movements.
  • Neuromuscular Disorders & Muscular Dystrophy: Splints can be used to provide support and stability to those with muscular dystrophy.
  • Juvenile Arthritis: Splints can be used to provide stability and reduce inflammation for those with juvenile arthritis.
  • Birth Defects: Splints can provide support and stabilization for children with congenital birth defects.
  • Sports Injuries and Traumatic Injuries: Splints can be used to immobilize a joint and prevent further injury.
  • Developmental Delay: Splints can be used to help children with developmental delays learn to use their hands more effectively.
What is a pediatric hand splint?
Signs a hand splint may be necessary for a child

Signs a hand splint may be necessary for a child

A few signs that may point to the necessity of a hand splint for a child’s condition include:

  • Pain or discomfort when moving the hand or wrist
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Limited ability to grip objects
  • Weakness or instability in the joint


Risks of not using hand splints

If our urgent care doctors have recommended that your child uses a hand splint for healing, it is important to follow their instructions.

If a parent chooses not to use a hand splint for their child’s injury, they may be at risk for a number of complications. These can include:

  • weakened muscles
  • improper joint alignment
  • slow healing
  • increased pain
  • decreased range of motion.

Pediatric hand splints treatment

Pediatric hand splints are orthopaedic devices used to support and protect a child’s hand while the injury heals or to support a disability.

They are typically made of plastic, foam, or metal and can be custom fitted to the child’s hand. The splints are designed to keep the child’s fingers in the correct position, allowing them to function normally.

When a splint is placed on a child’s hand, the splint is first adjusted to the size of the child’s hand by adding or subtracting padding from the splint. This helps ensure that the splint fits appropriately and does not cause any discomfort.

Once the splint is adjusted, it is secured with Velcro straps. The straps should be adjusted to ensure the splint fits snugly and does not move around.

Pediatric hand splints treatment

What is the cost of pediatric hand splints Florida?

Pediatric hand splint costs vary depending on the size of the splint and the nature of the injury. After a thorough consultation at our clinics, our doctors can assist with details on specific pricing.

We also accept most major medical health insurance as well as self-pay options.

Urgent Care near me for pediatric hand splints

Night Lite Pediatrics is comprised of notable medical professionals in pediatric urgent care and pediatric critical care medicine who are also well-recognized in the Central Florida medical community.  Our state-of-the-art clinics are well-equipped to provide high quality pediatric urgent care.

Our clinics are open seven days a week, accommodating walk-ins and suggested arrival times. You can contact us at any of our 13 Florida locations listed below:

How to schedule an arrival time for a pediatric hand splint


Below is a list of common questions and answers regarding this treatment:

Splints are typically worn for a few weeks to a few months, depending on the severity of the injury. The length of time the splint is worn may be shorter or longer depending on how well the child responds and heals.

Using a splint for broken bones will depend on the location and severity of the break. Our urgent care doctor will assess the situation and decide whether a splint or a cast is the best course of treatment.

A hand splint may be beneficial for a child with cerebral palsy, depending on the severity of the condition and the specific needs of the child. A splint may help improve hand function, reduce muscle tone, and relieve pain.

It is important to work with doctors to assess the child’s needs and determine if a hand splint would be beneficial.

A splint can be beneficial in helping to support your child’s soft tissue injuries in the upper extremity. Splints can help reduce pain and swelling by immobilizing the injured area, while also helping to prevent further injury.

Hand splints may be used to help correct or prevent deformities in a baby’s hands, especially if they are born with physical issues such as low muscle tone, joint deformities, or weakened muscles.

Hand splints may also be used to provide support to a baby’s developing muscles and joints, as well as to help them maintain a proper posture.

This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.


Keep me updated with news and knowledge
from Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care