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Rated 4 out of 5 by texashiker Must-have first aid item
This splint is one of the basic first aid items a prepared backpacker should always carry. It is lightweight and adaptable for many splinting and support needs for arm fractures and lower leg injuries as well.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gonzo71 Best splint for field use
As a Paramedic in Iraq and Afghanistan, I always carried two SAM splints in my med bag. They are very compact and weight about as much as an empty soda can. They do not absorb fluids, so they can be cleaned and reused. I have actually used one to make a cervical collar. Read the instructions and practice with it before you toss it in your backpack or first aid kit. As for the negative review, I am guessing that you did not read the directions and did not curve the splint before you applied it. SAM splints are the only splints that I carry in my medical kits for hiking, camping and hunting.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sportsmed These serve their purpose
As an athletic trainer, I have used Sam Splints enough in splinting fractured ankles and wrists on injured athletes. They are designed to be used to splint long enough to get to the hospital. They are easily moldable to the injured area and provide adquate support. Whether you are a coach, camper or hunter, it would not hurt to throw a one or two of these in your packs and gear bags along with a couple ace wraps (to apply compression and hold the splint in place).
December 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by hockeyfan29 product stinks dont waste your money
dont waste your time and money product was unreliable
August 3, 2013