One of the oldest form of healing wounds, bandages have been used in medical procedure since the last 3000 years and have developed as technology has advanced. Today, bandages are used for almost all wound care procedures, from working to secure primary dressings, to working to heal inflammations and venous disorders. They are basically specifically shaped bands of cloth or synthetic material used in wound healing. These medical bandages are an important part of every first aid kit and are used in all of their forms. They can be as long as basket ball courts and as short as a finger length. At Shop Wound Care, we have a huge array of bandages from top selling brands such as Medline, BSN, McKesson, etc.

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Types of Bandages

  • Cohesive Bandages - Also known as self-adhesive bandages, these cohesive bandages are used to provide a small amount of compression. They are breathable and can be easily torn using the hands.

  • Compression Bandages - Also known as elastic compression bandages, they are one of the foremost treatment methods for venous leg ulcers, edema, and basic inflammations. They come in 2-layer, 3-layer, and 4-layer options. 

  • Conforming Bandages - These bandages are made to conform onto any contour of the body. They can be stretched, twisted, and curved around all bodily regions. Conforming bandages are the perfect option for wounds around joints. 

  • Elastic Bandages - Elastic bandages can be used for mild compression and faster wound healing. They can be stretched over a wound as a secondary dressing and can provide adequate padding for protecting the wound. 

  • Esmarch Bandages - Esmarch bandages are used to expel venous blood from a limb or cut off the supply of blood for a small period of time. This enables the surgery to take place in a bloodless region and thus speed up the procedure.

  • Liquid Bandages - The liquid makes thin polymeric layers that bind themselves to the skin to create a bandage like surface. These liquid bandages are mainly used to protect the region from excessive moisture, bacteria, and dust. 

  • Padding Bandages - They are one of the most commonly used secondary dressings. Padding bandages are made of material that can take the brunt of a physical jerk and thus are used for padding a wound and protecting it from further accidental injuries.

  • Triangular Bandages - Also known as caravat bandages, triangular bandages are shaped like a right-angled triangle. They are used to support splints, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries. They can also be used as tertiary dressings if needed.

  • Tubular Bandages - Tubular bandages are made with the aim of being used for legs, arms, fingers, and toes. They conform perfectly around these limbs and help in working as tertiary or secondary dressings. They can also be used for mild compression.

  • Unna’s Boot Bandages - They are non-elastic compression bandages used for treating venous stasis ulcers, edema, lymphatic edema, etc. Unna Boot bandages are impregnated with a zinc oxide formula that soothes pain and expedites healing.