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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Splint

From: civilwarvirtualmuseum.org


Wooden leg splints like this one were used to set fractured legs; carved out of wood, the splint contained padding and an opening to protect the knee and knee cap to make the leg more stable. A variety of splints were also designed for use on arms.

Image Courtesy Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 30576

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