Medical Definition of Velpeau bandage
: a bandage used to support and immobilize the arm when the clavicle is fractured
Biographical Note for velpeau bandage
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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