air splint


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air splint

n.
An inflatable cylinder used to immobilize fractured or injured limbs to promote healing.
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The guides sprang into action, producing an air splint and a litter that had been tucked away in they woods for just such an occasion.
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.