"As Harry got to his feet, he felt strangely lopsided. Taking a deep breath he looked down at his right side. What he saw nearly made him pass out again. Poking out of the end of his robes was what looked like a thick, fleshcoloured rubber glove. He tried to move his fingers. Nothing happened. Lockhart hadn't mended Harry's bones. He had removed them."
— Description of this spell's effects[src]

Brackium Emendo[1] was the incantation of a healing spell that could be used to mend broken bones.[2] It was unknown if this particular spell was a legitimate healing spell or just a variation of one.


Lockhart deboning Harry with the spell

"Lie back, Harry. It’s a simple charm I’ve used countless times —"
— Lockhart preparing to use this charm on Harry Potter[src]

If the spell was executed improperly, as was done by Gilderoy Lockhart in November of 1992, the targeted bones would be vanished rather than repaired.[2] If such an incident occurred, the potion Skele-Gro could be used to re-grow said bones.[2]

Known practitioners


The word "brackium" is derived from Latin "bracchium" meaning "forearm" or "arm";[4] "emendo" is a Latin word meaning "mend" or "fix". Altogether, the incantation would read "mend the forearm".

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