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Foams & Padding

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. 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.

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  1. Solaris Breast Swell Spot

    Designed specifically for swelling and fibrosis of the breast area after lumpectomy or reconstructive surgery Learn More
  2. Solaris Crescent Swell Spot

    Place in skin folds for effective treatment in reducing maceration and odor, softening upper and lower lobules, and supporting lax abdominal tissue Learn More
  3. Solaris Curved Swell Spot

    Primarily used for hard to accommodate areas such as ankles and knees, but also effective around the elbow, for interior breast scarring, around the eyes or behind the ear Learn More

  4. Solaris Dorsal Swell Spot

    Designed for use on the back of the hand or foot Learn More
  5. Solaris Female Labia Swell Spot

    Labia swell spots feature a tapered design to enhance comfort while applying gentle compression and lower abdominal coverage to direct fluid away from genital area. Can be worn inside or over under garments Learn More

  6. Solaris Full Bra Swell Spot

    Designed for the Belisse bra or to tuck into sports bras with front openings to reduce scarring and protect delicate areas from bra chest strap pressures Learn More
  7. Solaris Jo-Ju Swell Spot

    Specifically addresses swelling found in the palm web space between the thumb and the "pointer" finger and is also effective at softening scars from carpal tunnel surgery Learn More

  8. Solaris Katina Swell Spot

    The tapered shape is useful in treating difficult areas such as the ulnar aspect of the forearm, IT band of the lateral thigh and anterior surface of the calf Learn More
  9. Solaris Kimbee Swell Spot

    Appropriate for reducing swelling over the shoulder blade as well as over the groin and neck area Learn More

  10. Solaris Lateral Bra Swell Spot

    Designed to tuck inside compression bra pockets or regular bra to reduce scarring and protect delicate areas from bra chest strap pressures Learn More

  11. Solaris LT Knee Shaper Swell Spot

    Use for knees or large elbows to pad bony prominences, diffuse bandaging pressures, and tissue induration. Helps contour and shape around knee and elbow while protecting delicate structures Learn More

  12. Solaris Male Scrotum Swell Spot

    The Scrotum swell spot is designed to gently cradle the scrotum while applying gentle compression and lower abdominal coverage to direct fluid away from the genital area Learn More

  13. Solaris Oval Swell Spot

    Versatile and easy to use with a simple, multi-purpose design allowing for placement in many areas, such as inside hand splints, along the ulnar aspect of the forearm and labia swelling Learn More

  14. Solaris Palmar Swell Spot

    Primarily used for the palm, but also effective on the back of the hand and for lumpectomy scarring when used in a bra Learn More

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