Velpeau bandage

Vel·peau bandage or Vel·peau's bandage vel-'pō(z)- n a bandage used to support and immobilize the arm when the clavicle is fractured
Vel·peau vel-pō Alfred-Armand-Louis-Marie (1795-1867)
French surgeon. Velpeau was the leading French surgeon in the first half of the 19th century. In 1839 he introduced a bandage designed to support the arm in dislocation or fracture of the clavicle.

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a bandage to support the upper limb and provide immobilization of the elbow and shoulder; it is useful in supporting the limb in severe injuries involving the shoulder girdle and upper end of humerus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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