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Updated September 18, 2011

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Triangular Bandage (Cravat)
Triangular Bandages

Triangular bandages come with safety pins to help hold them in place.

© Rod Brouhard
Triangular bandages are non-stretch bandages used to hold gauze in place or to help splint broken bones.

Triangular bandages are especially useful as slings for broken arms, broken collar bones, or dislocated shoulders.

Triangular bandages - also called cravats - are also useful as tourniquets, which can stop severe bleeding if used properly.

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