Padded Bandages For Lymphedema
Padding is an important part of multi-layer compression bandaging and plays a key role in complete decongestive therapy (CDT), which is performed to reduce limb volume as part of a lymphedema treatment program.
Compression bandaging includes a second layer that’s placed over the initial layer of tubular stockinette. This secondary layer will likely consist of a padded bandage made of polyester, cotton, or lightweight foam. The padded bandage helps to cushion limb and bony areas, prevents sharp indentations or skin irritations, and helps evenly distributes the gradient pressure created by the compression bandages (which are the final layers).
Our selection of padded bandages includes:
- Artiflex padded bandages for lymphedema
- Cellona padded bandages for lymphedema
- Gentle Pad padded bandages for lymphedema
Whichever type of padded bandage is used, the goal is to create pressure and break up the areas of concentrated and stagnant protein-heavy lymph fluid, in order to help create a softer skin area.