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an elastic figure-eight bandage applied to cover the residual limb after an amputation. It helps control edema and shape the remaining portion of the limb.
An elastic bandage applied to an amputation stump to control postoperative edema and to shape the stump. The elastic bandage is applied in a recurrent or figure-of-eight fashion with more pressure applied to the distal, rather than the proximal, portion of the limb.
See also: bandage