A tensor bandage is an elasticized bandage used to provide support to a sprained or strained limb. This type of bandage may also be known as an acebandage or ace wrap.
Tensor bandages can be useful to keep in a first aid kit for immediate treatment of strains and sprains.
This bandage design consists of an elasticized knit. The bandage can be wrapped around an ankle, wrist, or knee and it will conform, holding tension and providing support. Tensor bandages are held in place with small, toothed metal clips.
The materials used in the bandage can include synthetics, as well as cotton and other natural fibers, depending on the manufacturer. Typically, these bandages are cream or flesh colored.