How do I splint my chest when I cough?
Squeezing a pillow against your abdomen when you cough can help make your cough stronger and less painful. This is called splinted coughing.
What is the purpose of splinting an incision?
Splinting supports the incision and surrounding tissues and reduces pain during coughing.
What is a splinted diaphragm?
Diaphragmatic splinting (due to ascites, obesity, or pregnancy) Symptoms — chronic breathlessness that develops in association with increasing abdominal size.