(redirected from pressure dressing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to pressure dressing: Pressure bandage


(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.



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.


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.


A strap, band, ring, or chain placed around a structure to secure and hold its parts together, as around the springing of a dome.
References in periodicals archive ?
BleedArrest was statistically and clinically superior at controlling hemorrhage compared to the standard pressure dressing control group.
The remaining 124 patients--27 males and 97 females, aged 15 to 92 years--were subclassified as to whether they were closed with fibrin glue without a drain or pressure dressing (n = 22) or in the standard fashion with a drain (n = 102) (table 1).
First, wet suits acted as occlusive pressure dressings on the skin.
I use negative pressure dressings on all of my abdominal wall reconstructions and sternal wound repairs and I've noted improvement in incision outcomes.
KG ("sorbion") for the marketing of its silver nylon wound, burn, and negative pressure dressings in Western Europe's certain markets.
The study found ARTISS reduced total drainage volumes at 24 hours following face-lift surgery compared with standard of care (sutures alone) without the use of pressure dressings (which were not permitted in the study).
3 mL at sides of the face receiving standard of care alone) without the use of pressure dressings, which were not permitted in the study.
Different forms of treatment have been advocated for sialoceles, including repeated aspiration, pressure dressings, rerouting of the duct, reconstruction with a vein graft, tympanic neurectomy, and partial or total parotidectomy.
Doctors have used silicone gels, some types of cortisone, pressure dressings, and vitamin E individually for decades to improve the appearance of scars, but they are cumbersome, difficult, or messy.
Various methods of treatment have been used over the years, but most involve bulky pressure dressings or are only partially successful.

Full browser ?