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bandage

[′ban·dij]
(building construction)
A strap, band, ring, or chain placed around a structure to secure and hold its parts together, as around the springing of a dome.
(electricity)
Rubber ribbon about 4 inches (10 centimeters) wide for temporarily protecting a telephone or coaxial splice from moisture.
(medicine)
A strip of gauze, muslin, flannel, or other material, usually in the form of a roll, but sometimes triangular or tailed, used to hold dressing in place, to apply pressure, to immobilize a part, to support a dependent or injured part, to obliterate tissue cavities, or to check hemorrhage.

Bandage

 

a soft or rigid material used to secure a dressing on a wound (protective bandage), create pressure on a part of the body to halt venous bleeding (pressure bandage), or keep an injured part of the body, usually an extremity, in the necessary position (immobilizing bandage).

Protective and pressure bandages are usually applied from a roll of gauze over a sterile dressing of gauze or cotton placed on a wound. Several types of protective bandages can be used, depending on the topography of the part of the body to be bandaged. Examples are circular, figure-of-8, and spica bandages. Cleol (a composite of rosin, ethyl alcohol, ether, and sunflower oil) and adhesive bandages can also be used to secure a dressing. An immobilizing bandage is ordinarily used for a fracture or extensive injury to soft tissue and can be made of wood, wire, or plastic. Such a bandage is called a splint, and the procedure for applying it splinting. The application of bandages is a first-aid procedure.

Inflatable coverings—pneumatic splints that uniformly encircle and immobilize the body—are used for prolonged and difficult transport of a victim (for example, from a mine) and for the immobilization of the extremities or the entire body. Plaster casts are commonly used for fractures.

V. F. POZHARISKII

What does it mean when you dream about a bandage?

The sense of being hurt, either physically or emotionally. It can also represent the sense of healing.

bandage

A strap, band, ring, or chain placed around a structure to secure and hold its parts together, as around the springing of a dome.
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The pressure bandages were kept for 72 hours, whereas the compression buttons were kept for 10 days (Fig.
Because medical management alone was not successful in promoting crop emptying, and in response to the need for nutritional support during chelation treatment, a combination of ingluviotomy, feeding-tube placement from the crop into the proventriculus, and a crop-support pressure bandage was developed to treat crop stasis in these California condors.
A good emergency pressure bandage can be made by placing a roll of bandage or even a hard object such as a piece of wood or a rock (wrapped and padded with clean cloth) against the cut, then bandaging firmly with bandages or strips of sheet.
A firm pressure bandage is to be applied in most of cases after surgery.
Hence a combination of thermocautery, pressure bandage and restriction in movement was resorted to stop bleeding.
A well padded pressure bandage was applied using elastic crepe bandage for two weeks in all the cases.
The operative site was protected with sterilized pressure bandage for 10 days which was changed on 3rd, 5th, 7th day of operation.
The first project awarded funding is testing the effectiveness of a pressure bandage for the care of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgeries, such as on the knee joint, where the product could speed the healing process.
Pressure bandage was applied around the hock joint for 14 days.
Pressure bandage was applied in Case I, II and III (Fig.
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