Triangular Bandages

Triangular Bandage, also known as cravat bandage, is a piece of cloth put in the shape of a right-angled triangle. It can be used unfolded as a sling, folded as a regular bandage or for many other specialized applications. Some common uses of the triangular bandage are splinting broken bones and soft tissue injuries, holding large dressings in place and stopping the bleeding. All these uses make cravat bandage an essential component in the first aid kit. It can be used on almost all the parts of the body. Shop Wound Care offers a wide range of triangular bandages from various top-selling manufacturers like Covidien, Dynarex Corporation, Mckesson, etc.

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Applications of Triangular Bandages

Some common applications of the triangular bandage are stated below:

  • Keeps the body parts stationary during the process of recovery.
  • Holds the chest wound dressings in place.
  • One folded bandage can work as a trauma pad, covering large wound areas and helping to stop blood flow.
  • Second triangular bandage can work as a first-aid tape, wrapping the trauma pad and holding it in place.
  • For a person with an injured arm, it can be used as a sling to support the arm. Using the second cravat can help in immobilizing the arm against the chest.
  • For a person with a broken leg, a couple of cravats can be tied together to immobilize the leg.
  • For a person with a sprained wrist or ankle, a triangular bandage can be used as an elastic bandage to provide support to the affected area.
  • For a person with a head wound, a cravat can be wrapped around the head to cover and support the wound.