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Related to elastic bandage: elastic tubular bandage, elastic adhesive bandage
a bandage containing stretchable material; used to provide local compression.
Etymology: Gk, elaunein, to drive; Fr, bande, strip
a bandage of stretchable fabric that provides support and allows movement. Among its uses is application to swollen extremities, such as knees or wrists, varicose veins, and broken ribs.
e·las·tic ban·dage(ĕ-las'tik ban'dăj)
A bandage containing stretchable material; used to exert local pressure.
A bandage that can be stretched to exert continuous pressure. It usually is made of special weaves or of material containing rubber and is used on swollen extremities or joints, on the chest in empyema, on fractured ribs, or on the legs to support varicose veins.
See also: bandage