"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] is the incantation of a healing spell that can be used to mend broken bones.[2] It is unknown if this particular spell is a legitimate healing spell or just a variation of one.



Lockhart deboning Harry with the spell

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

Known practitioners


The word "brackium" is derived from Latin "bracchium" meaning "forearm" or "arm"[3]; "emendo" is a Latin word meaning "mend" or "fix". Altogether, the incantation would read "mend the forearm".

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