Compression Bandages

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Multi-Layer Elastic Compression Bandages

Multi-layer compression bandages are used for treating edema and venous insufficiencies in situations where users cannot wear gradient compression garment. The innermost or the first layer of the multi-layered compression bandage is designed to provide padding and absorb wound exudate. The succeeding layers may include a conforming bandage, a compression bandage and an outermost cohesive bandage that holds all these layers in place.

2-Layer Compression Bandage System

Two-layer elastic compression bandages provide continuous gradient compression using a thinner and lower profile as compared to 3 or 4 layer systems.

  • Padding Bandage: The first layer is designed for patient comfort. It is made up of a soft foam with an absorbent coating that absorbs moisture and wound exudate.
  • Cohesive Bandage: The second layer provides consistent compression and can be easily torn by hand.

3-Layer Compression Bandage System

Three-layer elastic compression bandages are used to provide lighter therapeutic compression for mixed etiologies.

  • Padding Bandage: The first layer is soft, absorbent and placed next to the skin to provide patient comfort.
  • Conforming Bandage: The second layer is made up of a conformable, elastic material that provides extra absorbency and prepares the targeted area for application of the next layer.
  • Cohesive Bandage: The final layer provides compression and holds all the layers in place with its cohesive technology. It adheres to itself but not to the surrounding skin or other surfaces.

4-Layer Compression Bandage System

Four-layer elastic compression bandages offer therapeutic compression and absorbency to treat venous insufficiencies and edema.

  • Padding Bandage: The innermost layer is soft, absorbent and highly conformable to provide patient comfort. 
  • Conforming Bandage: The elastic and conformable material of the second layer provides additional absorbency and helps prepare the affected area for application of the next layer.
  • Compression Bandage: The third layer provides compression to the targeted area while maintaining a low profile.
  • Cohesive Bandage: The fourth layer adds up to the compression and keeps the entire bandage system in place. It uses a cohesive technology that allows it to stick to itself but not to the skin or other surrounding surfaces.