elastic bandage


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e·las·tic ban·dage

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

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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In relation to the type of immobilization, the highest level of comfort was observed in the patients with external fixations or orthotics 82.9[+ or -]12.4 (SD), then the patients with elastic bandage as support 80.8[+ or -]14.1 (SD), while the lowest level of comfort was reported in the patients with cast immobilization 73.4[+ or -]16.6 (SD).
Oh yes, manufacturers of elastic bandages, I know you're illicitly funding the marketing of skyscraping stilettoes in order to boost your bottom line.
Results: There were 25 patients in the elastic bandage group and 26 patients in the splint group.
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.
In treatment of the Mali type, conservative approaches such as leg elevation, elastic bandage, protection from trauma, and the use of antibiotics are recommended; if vascular malformation exists, surgery is required (7).
Elastic bandages are used to limit internal bleeding and accumulation of fluid in the interstitial tissues.
A plain elastic bandage looped beneath the foot and around the ankle will turn the ankle into a useless cylinder, inhibiting movement and weakening the joint.
* Compression: Support the ankle and foot with a firmly wrapped elastic bandage.
Doctors suggest that mild sprains be treated by wrapping the area with an elastic bandage or tape, applying ice to reduce swelling and elevating the ankle.
* Do a thorough exam, including a joint above the injury and a joint below Keep on hand a wet woven elastic bandage wrap and real ice.
If your healthcare provider recommends compression, wrap an elastic bandage around the injured muscle or joint to reduce swelling.
So I grabbed the toe, stuffed it back where I thought it should be and wrapped my foot in an elastic bandage.