Asked by: Conceiçao Vivier
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th January, 2020

How do you wrap a figure 8 bandage?

Pull the bandage diagonally from the bottom of the toes across the foot's top and circle it around the ankle. Now bring the bandage diagonally across the top of the foot and under the arch in a figure-eight pattern.

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Also question is, what is a figure 8 bandage used for?

fig·ure-of-8 ban·dage A bandage applied alternately to two parts, usually two segments of a limb above and below the joint, in such a way that the turns describe the figure 8; used primarily for the treatment of fractures of the clavicle.

Beside above, how long should I leave a compression bandage on? Dos

  1. Use elastic bandages only in the first 24 to 48 hours after an injury.
  2. Combine rest and elevation with compression whenever possible.

Simply so, how do you wrap a compression bandage?

Start where your toes meet the body of your foot. Hold the loose end of the bandage at the side of your foot. Wrap the bandage around the ball of your foot once, keeping it somewhat taut with a light pull. After this, slowly start circling your way around the arch of the foot.

Should you wear crepe bandage while sleeping?

You can use a crepe bandage, a simple elastic bandage, or an elasticated tubular bandage. It should be wrapped snugly around the affected area but it should not be too tight. Remove the bandage before you go to sleep. Elevation - keep the injured area raised and supported on a pillow to help reduce the swelling.

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