Figure 2-25. Applying a recurrent bandage to a stump.
d. Bring the bandage down diagonally across the front of the limb (figure
2-25 A), over the dressing on the stump to the back of the limb. Hold the bandage in
back so it will not slip.
e. Bring the bandage from the back of the limb, over the dressing again, and to
the front. Move diagonally up across the front of the limb, forming an "X" pattern with
the downward diagonal (figure 2-25 B). Bring the bandage around the limb and to the
f. Form the first recurrent (running back to the source). Put your thumb on the
top of the bandage to keep it in place, make a fold, bring the bandage down, over the
far side of the dressing, and up the back (figure 2-25 C). Hold the dressing in place on
the back of the limb with your index finger.
g. Form the second recurrent. Make a fold at the back and bring the bandage
down, over the opposite side of the dressing, and up the front (figure 2-25 D).
h. Continue the wrapping procedure. Overlap each layer about one half the
width of the previous layer. Continue to hold each succeeding layer securely in place
with your thumb and index finger.
i. When the dressing and stump end have been completely covered, reverse
the direction of the bandage and make two circular turns to cover the gathered ends
you have held with your thumb and index finger. This locks the recurrents in place.
j. Move diagonally down and across the stump from the locking turn, encasing
the edges of the recurrents. Then move back diagonally to form another "X" pattern.
k. Overlap the "X" pattern with another circular turn.
l. Secure the end of the bandage (figure 2-25 E). The bandage can be tied,
taped, clipped, or pinned.