A Manual for Below-Knee Amputees

Bandaging Technique

  1. Start with the bandage held in place on the inside of the thigh just above the knee and unroll the bandage so that it is laid diagonally down the outer side of the stump while maintaining about two-thirds of the maximum stretch in the bandage.

  2. Bring the bandage over the inner end of the stump and diagonally up the outer side of the stump.

  3. Bring the bandage under the back of the knee, continue over the upper part of the kneecap and down under the back of the knee.

  4. Bring the bandage diagonally down the back of the stump and around over the end of the stump. Continue up the back of the stump to the starting point on the inside of the thigh and repeat the sequence in a manner so that the entire stump is covered by the time the roll is used up. The end of the bandage is held in place with the special clips that are provided. It is important that the tightest part of the bandage be at the end of the stump.

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Copyright 1996 - Alvin L. Muilenburg and A. Bennett Wilson, jr.

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