piece of material used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint, or on its own to provide support for the movement of a part of the body

A bandage is strip of cloth or other material that is used to stop and absorb blood from wounds.

This man has suffered a serious insurgency wound. Bandages are also used in martial arts to prevent dislocated joints.

In common speech, the word "bandage" is often used to mean a dressing, though technically the two are different things.

How to apply a bandage


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