Definition : Special types of bandages, typically with an encircling structure, designed to fit and support a specific part of the body. These devices are usually made of single pieces of elastic fabric that have hook-and -loop closures (e.g., Velcro), allowing the adjustment of the size of the binders. Binders are used mainly to support and compress the muscles of a body part after surgery and/or to provide relief from pain and strain; they can also be used to keep dressings in place. Binders are available in different shapes and sizes; dedicated binders designed to support abdomen, ankle, breast, chest, wrist, and perineum are also available.
UMDC code : 15557