elastic bandage


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e·las·tic ban·dage

a bandage containing stretchable material; used to provide local compression.

elastic bandage

[ilas′tik]
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.

elastic bandage

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
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a) Without wearing an elastic bandage, we observed an increase in SO2 and flow during exercise while rHb decreased slightly in cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue.
Use an elastic bandage to compress the ankle joint when not applying ice.
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One layer of synthetic orthopedic padding (Soffban, BSN Medical, Bierfield, UK) was applied, followed by several layers of self-adherent, elastic bandage material (Coflex, Andover, Salisbury, UK).
If you're using a bag of frozen peas or ice cubes in a plastic bag, wrap a thin towel or elastic bandage around it to prevent frostbite and, in severe cases, nerve and tissue damage.
One of the thieves had an elastic bandage on his right ankle so police feel sure someone must know who is.
Sunscreen, lip balm with sunscreen, bug repellent, aspirin or aspirin substitute, moleskin, adhesive bandages of various sizes, antibiotic ointment, elastic bandage and calamine lotion.
Wrapping the ankle with tape or elastic bandage further controls the bleeding and swelling, as does elevation of the foot.
First-Aid Kit -It's always wise to pack a first-aid kit containing sterile bandages, antibiotic ointment and an elastic bandage in case of sprains.
63001 Adhesive Elastic Bandage 10Cms X 4/6 Metres Plus.
In addition to the splinter remover, there are several other unique items such as an elastic bandage in this kit.
In most cases, a simple elastic bandage will suffice; it should be snug but not too tight.