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Indications:

To begin making a hand dressing, place the injured hand around a cloth ball or other malleable (cushioned or padded) object, such as a tennis ball, balled-up sock, or rolled-up elastic bandage.


Indications


Indications, part 1:

Use a cloth or rolled bandage to apply a circumferential wrap. Do not forget to place padding between the fingers.


Indications, part 1


Indications, part 2:

Use adhesive tape or a cloth strip to anchor the bandage and separate the fingers, as shown above.


Indications, part 2


Aftercare:

The complete wrap leaves the fingertips exposed, so that they can be checked for adequate circulation.


Aftercare



Review Date: 7/25/2007
Reviewed By: Andrew L. Chen, M.D., M.S., Orthopedist, The Alpine Clinic, Littleton, NH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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