spica bandage


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spi·ca ban·dage

successive strips of material applied to the body and the first part of a limb, or to the hand and a finger, which overlap slightly in a V to resemble an ear of grain.
[L. spica, ear of grain]

spica bandage

[spī′kə]
Etymology: L, spica, spike of wheat; Fr, bande, strip
a figure-eight bandage in which each turn generally overlaps the previous to form a succession of V-like designs. It may be used to give support, to apply pressure, or to hold a dressing in place on the chest, limbs, thighs, or pelvis.

spi·ca ban·dage

(spī'kă ban'dăj)
Successive strips of material applied to the body and the first part of a limb, or to the hand and a finger, which overlap slightly in a V to resemble an ear of grain.
[L. spica, ear of grain]

spica bandage

figure-of-eight bandage which is applied around a joint or trunk.