A 12-year-old girl has fallen while riding her new bike. She landed on the pavement with her right arm extended. She is complaining of point tenderness, and the wrist is obviously deformed. You apply a splint to this injury to:
- Minimize pain.
- Prevent further damage to muscle, nerves, and blood vessels.
- Prevent a closed fracture from becoming open.
- Reduce bleeding and swelling.