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Velpeau bandage

noun Vel·peau bandage
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Velpeau's bandage

\vel-ˈpō(z)-\play

Medical Definition of Velpeau bandage

  1. :  a bandage used to support and immobilize the arm when the clavicle is fractured

Biographical Note for velpeau bandage

Velpeau

\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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