Foams and padding are an integral part of compression bandaging and play a key role in complete decongestive therapy, or "CDT", which is performed to reduce limb volume. (read more)
Compression bandaging includes a second layer of padding which is placed over the initial layer of stockinette. This seconday "padding" layer will likely consist of a simple soft padding made of polyester, cotton, or light weight foam.
In cases of excess swelling or fibrosis, which is a hardened area under the skin, treatment may require the use of higher density or specialty foam to help break up the fibrotic tissue and return the skin to its normal softness.
Thicker and higher density or specialty channeling foams are useful in helping to treat fibrotic areas and provide additional padding .
In cases of heavy fibrosis and thick skin, a denser closed-cell or rubber foam may be required.
Several different swell spots and pads have been developed to help treat and manage areas of swelling which are particularly problematic or require unique localized pressure.
Which ever type of foam or padding is used, the goal is to create pressure and break up the areas of concentrated and stagnant protein-heavy lymph fluid to help create a softer skin area.
One-sided non-skid surface to prevent repositioning during normal movement. Mimics the size and shape of a normal panty liner and is to be worn inside, over, or between under garments for maximum comfort. Addresses residual and transient pelvic floor swelling in pregnant and postpartum women, as well as perineum and labia swelling Learn More
Addresses post-masectomy fibrotic tissue on chest wall due to radiation or surgical incision scarring. Also useful for hip, anterior or posterior knee and abdomen when used under bandages and compression garments Learn More