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What is a Tubular Bandage used for?

A tubular bandage is a tube-shaped bandage mainly worn over an extremity like arms, elbows, wrists, ankles, knees, and thighs or on fingers or toes. It is comfortable to wear and supports the soft tissues around the wound. The bandage fits snugly over the dressing on the affected limb and does not require pins, tape, or other fastenings. Tubular elastic bandages provide 360-degree uniform compression and support and help prevent edema, treat lymphedema, and reduce post-burn scarring. The tubular bandage may need to be cut to a small size before placing it over an injury. A tube bandage is multifunctional and is used for a wide variety of applications, including:

  • It is used to retain wound dressings and provide a protective padding surface to the skin. The padding protects the wound from any physical damage that can occur externally.
  • It secures the primary wound dressing and does not allow contaminants to enter the wounds.
  • It is ideal for the effective management of strains, sprains, soft tissue injuries.
  • It is also used as a protective skin surface while using plaster of Paris or synthetic casts.
  • The tubular bandages are used as a protective layer under compression bandages to protect the skin from rashes and drags.

At Shop Wound Care, we have an array of different tubular support bandages to suit your bandaging needs from top-selling brands such as Tg, Rolyan, Tensogrip, etc.

Types of Tube Bandages 

Tubular Cotton Bandages   

Tubular cotton bandages offer mild compression and are ideal for individuals with arthritis or other issues for which high compression bandages may not be uncomfortable. Juzo Compression Cotton Stockinette Roll is made from 100% woven cotton that delivers mild, uniform compression, and it is used as the innermost layer in lymphedema treatment applications.

Tubular Elastic Bandages

Tubular elastic bandages also provide compression. These bandages are known to prevent or minimize lymphedema, and they are also used over some burns to prevent scarring. Medline Medigrip Elasticated Tubular Bandage is suitable for a wide range of clinical uses, including reduction of edema, support for amputation stumps, the management of hypertrophic scarring, assisting venous return, and prevention of varicose veins.

Tubular Gauze Bandages

Tubular gauze bandages do not provide much pressure to help the blood clot. These are mainly used as a primary dressing for fingers and toes. Derma Surgitube Tubular Gauze Bandage provides a seamless, secure dressing for hard-to-dress areas.

Features of Tubular Bandages

  • Multi-functional and can be used for a wide range of applications 
  • Stay in place without pins or tape
  • Flexible in nature and allows freedom of movement 
  • Conform to the shape of the limb or body.
  • Good for securing dressings
  • Skin-friendly 
  • Easy to apply
  • Stretchable and self-adhering

How does Tubigrip work?

Tubigrip is made up of elastic threads covered in fabric that allows to mold to the body's contours, distributing pressure evenly over the area. It exerts a pressure of 10-20 mm Hg to the limb if applied double layer. The mild compression of the bandage provides support and reduces swelling after injuries and can also be used to help reduce persistent swelling. Tubigrip delivers a firm but comfortable support for strains, sprains, and weak joints.       

Where to buy Tubular Compression Bandages online?

Shop Wound Care carries a wide selection of elastic tubular bandages made of seamless fabric tubes that are used to hold dressings on fingers or toes or support injured joints. These multifunctional bandages are from the leading manufacturers like BSN Medical, Lohmann & Rauscher, Julius Zorn, and many more. Please place your order with us today and get assured offers on every purchase.

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