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(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.
Rubber ribbon about 4 inches (10 centimeters) wide for temporarily protecting a telephone or coaxial splice from moisture.
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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.


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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.

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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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As a result of the present study, there was no significant difference between compression bandage and intermittent compression device applications in the treatment of patients with lymphedema after mastectomy.
[36,37] Systematic reviews have demonstrated that CDT is effective in reducing lymphedema when combined with MLD and compression bandages. [37,38] Some previous studies have also indicated that compression garments have similar effects on improvement on lymphedema with MLD and bandaging, but most of the patients has Grade 1 lymphedema in their study [39] Long-term effects of CDT are well-maintained for 24 months in patients with BCRL.
Patient education and use of compression bandages also can prevent ulcer recurrence (Kelechi & Johnson, 2012).
These exercises also facilitate drainage while the patient is wearing compression bandages.
If there is no underlying problem with the rest of the leg veins, a relatively painless injection into the affected vein, followed by application of a compression bandage and a surgical stocking is usually successful.
A prospective study to compare healing rates and associated treatment costs for current management of venous leg ulcers in the community and a four layer compression bandage regime.
The doctor kept me on crutches and reapplied the compression bandage and surgical stocking for another week.
The dressing should be covered with an unna boot (zinc oxide paste) and a compression bandage, both of which are usually left in place for up to seven days.
Under general anaesthesia, surgical drainage was performed to remove the accumulated blood and protective compression bandage was applied and immobilized the ear against dorsum of head and neck.
Because the difference of diameter does not require the compression bandage step of the complete decongestive therapy (CDT), its steps outside bandage (skin care, self-massage, compression, exercise, and diet) were administered.
[1] published their results of treating varicose ulcers in outpatients with a four-layer compression bandage. Over 70% of ulcers which had resisted former treatment healed within 12 weeks.