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Penz
Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021 7:59:48 AM

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Bandages spun up Ron's leg, strapping it tightly to a splint.

All this came and happened from magic. I don't know what a splint is? When I looked it up, only images of bandages showed up.
Is it a stick or something?
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Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021 8:14:16 AM

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splint (splɪnt)
n.
1. a thin piece of wood or other rigid material used to immobilize a fractured or dislocated bone, or to maintain any part of the body in a fixed position.
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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021 12:10:45 PM

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This is not a bandage, but a splint:

Penz
Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021 1:36:37 PM

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What makes a bandage different from splint?
Can we make a splint out of bandages?
The item in the image looks like it doesn't even the bandage-wrapping around it.
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Posted: Friday, October 8, 2021 1:48:10 PM

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Did you read Wilmar's post, penz?
Penz
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:37:32 AM

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Yes, I did.
I am just asking could a splint be made of bandages?
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Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:09:54 AM

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The bandage is the material wrapped around the limb.

Bandage.

As Wilmar says a splint is a support for the limb made from a rigid material such as wood, plastic, or metal to provide support for the injured limb.
Splint.


Now technically there are first aid techniques where you can use rolls of bandages as supports to form improvised splints with other bandages wrapped around them so yes it’s possible.
But splints don’t need to have bandages, they are made of the stiff material wrapped around the limb somehow, modern splint like JJs one have Velcro, but leather straps and buckles worked in the past, in an emergency rope, duct tape, or lots and lots of stuff cling film work.
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Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:33:55 AM

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Have you never put a piece of wood on your injured finger to keep it straight, then wrapped a bandage (or tape) around it?





Here, the solid splint is alongside his leg. The bandages go around the splint and the leg, so you can't bend it.

Modern splints are more complex with the binding mecanism built in. So that is what you are seeing in a google search. But this is old-fasioned method of as splint (as defined earlier) wrapped to your leg with bandages.




Only the image JKR is giving you of him being trapped with the splint up his whole leg, making him unable to bend his knees. Unable to walk.






Penz
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:52:18 AM

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https://images.app.goo.gl/sCBHVKr9vs2mT4St6

https://images.app.goo.gl/9XewAncm4efzFPRT8


In both images, can the white bandage part be considered as splints?

thar
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021 5:45:23 AM

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The splint is the solid bar.
The bandage is the fabric. That is not a splint.


But
If you get medical care where they put a splint in your leg, obviously there needs to be something to attach it to your leg.
Either a modern system with velcro straps, or the simple system with bandages.

You would not bother to tell people "They put a splint and bandages on my leg". You would just say "they put a splint on my leg". Because that is the relevant point. Not how it is attached.
And bandages are normally used for dressings to cover bleeding wounds.
If you have a bleeding wound covered with dressings and bandages, you will probably not bother to mention if a splint is also there. It is not that relevant.
So logic and context will influence what you say.


In this story, the two things are both important because they paint the picture of what is happening, with cultural reference to being encased in bandages.

Penz
Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021 11:10:47 AM

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https://images.app.goo.gl/nhGbYDL6GcAyTrfr9


Is this a splint too?
Looks like bandages?
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021 12:53:32 PM

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In British English we’d call that a cast or plaster cast not a splint.
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cast
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If a part of your body is in a cast, it has a plaster cast around it to protect it while a broken bone repairs itself:




They used to made of gypsum, plaster of Paris now they add protective layers of fibreglass or plastic tap.
I think the blue stuff in the picture is one of those plastic tapes .
Penz
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:47:48 AM

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Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:29:40 AM

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Penz wrote:
https://images.app.goo.gl/ZVNNWtdfxXGFQ6AJ8

Is this a splints too?


I think you need to understand there are 2 levels of “what’s a splint and what’s a bandage”, for ordinary folk a bandage is the roll of fabric wrapped around the wound, the splint the piece of metal, plastic, wood , etc. to support the limb. That’s what most people understand.

Then there are “splints” that are for the medical professional, things like the ones in your pictures. They come in various types ready for use in particular clinical circumstances we can’t go through each and all of them.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:40:56 AM

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I get it. But is the thingy in the picture a splint?
Penz
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:45:14 AM

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The reason of my confusion is, as you can see, the prose mention specifically that the bandages got out from his wand and wrapped themselves around his arm. But it doesn't say where the splint came from.

Also the thing in picture mentions it as a splint?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:11:35 PM

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Penz wrote:
The reason of my confusion is, as you can see, the prose mention specifically that the bandages got out from his wand and wrapped themselves around his arm. But it doesn't say where the splint came from.

Also the thing in picture mentions it as a splint?


The splint came from magic same as the bandages.

As I had previously said, yes in medical jargon it’s a splint.
But not in everyday speech.
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