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Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788

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A pad or strip of material that may be wrapped around an injured or diseased body part to stop bleeding or to hold a dressing or splint in place. An elastic bandage (called a compression bandage) is used to exert pressure, for example, on a swollen joint. The bandage is wrapped distally to proximally, with approximately one half of the width of the bandage being overlapped on each turn. Enough pressure is applied to reduce swelling, but it is vital that the bandage is not wrapped so tightly that it restricts blood flow. ...

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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