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Bandages

In treating Lymphedema, the use of compression bandaging is the main component of the initial "intensive" phase of complete decongestive therapy, or "CDT", and is performed to reduce limb volume.

  • The bandaging process starts with an inner "stocking-like" fabric, known as a stockinette.
  • The next layer consists of a padding made of polyester, cotton, or foam that is placed over the stockinette.
  • An outer layer of multiple overlapping short-stretch compression bandages is the final component of the multi-layer compressive bandaging therapy system.

Although your Lymphedema treatment plan may vary, the use of compression bandaging will likely be done daily for up to several weeks. Upon completion of "CDT", it may be possible to switch to a compression garment or compression device during the second, or "maintenance" phase of your Lymphedema treatment.

Compression bandages come in two distinct types – short-stretch and long or medium-stretch, with the difference between the two being the extent to which the bandages can be stretched from their original length.

  • Short-stretch bandages are made from cotton fibers which are interwoven in a way that allows for approximately 60% extensibility of their original length.
  • Long and medium-stretch bandages contain polyurethane, which allows for an extensibility of more than 140% of the original length of the bandage.

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  1. X-Span

    Wide mesh highly elastic tubular fixation bandage Learn More
  2. Tricofix

    BSN Tricofix is a lightweight, 100% cotton absorbent stockinette which may be used as the first layer of bandaging for treatment of Lymphedema and other chronic swellings Learn More
  3. TG Stockinette

    TG Tubular Stockinette is a close-meshed, seamlessly knitted tubular stockinette used as the first layer in Lymphedema bandaging. Learn More
  4. TG Soft

    TG Soft is a soft, comfortable terry cloth tubular bandage used as the first layer in Lymphedema bandaging. Learn More
  5. TG Shape

    TG Shape is a shaped tubular bandage which provides light compression and support. Learn More
  6. TG Fix

    Wide-mesh highly elastic tubular fixation bandage for fast and easy retention. Learn More
  7. TG Cotton Stockinette (Jersey)

    TG Cotton Stockinette is a soft 100% cotton, close-weave seamlessly knitted tubular stockinette used as the first layer in Lymphedema bandaging. Learn More
  8. Shur-Band LF

    A premium grade knitted bandage with a self-closure flap that fastens anywhere to secure the bandage without the use of pins, clips or tapes Learn More
  9. Rosidal K

    Rosidal K Lohmann & Rauscher. A 100% cotton short stretch compression bandage for the management of edema and lymphedema. Learn More
  10. REB LF Reinforced Elastic Bandage

    An economically priced, light weight standard grade all-purpose bandage that provides balanced stretch and compression Learn More
  11. Porelast

    Porelast is a 100% cotton one-way short stretch bandage with a synthetic rubber adhesive. Learn More
  12. Panelast

    Panelast is a 100% cotton two-way short stretch bandage with a synthetic rubber adhesive. Learn More
  13. Omnifix Retention Tape

    Omnifix Retention Tape is made from a soft, non-woven flexible fabric coated with a non-sensitizing latex-free synthetic adhesive and is ideal for patients with hypersensitive skin and a tendency toward skin allergies Learn More
  14. Mollelast

    Gauze bandage for all types of dressing retention as well as to wrap fingers or toes. Learn More
  15. Micropore Tape (1" x 10yds)

    3M Micropore surgical tape is a gentle, non-irritating general purpose paper tape that is gentle to the skin and yet adheres well Learn More

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