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A new cohesive short-stretch bandage and its application

A new cohesive short-stretch bandage and its application

British Journal of Nursing 10(4): 249-253

The undisputed optimum treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression therapy, where an external appliance (multilayer, short-stretch bandaging and compression hosiery) promotes venous return through graduated compression of the tissues and capillaries. However, this is not always acceptable to the patient, particularly when the patient's social life is affected with malodour and pain associated with venous leg ulcers, thereby reducing quality of life. There is a psychosocial consideration when the bandaging system is bulky, hot and difficulty is found with the fitting of shoes. An alternative and clinically effective solution is essential if the wound is to heal. In this case study, the patient was provided with a cohesive and short-stretch compression bandage (Actico), which allowed her to continue her social life while effectively treating her ulcer.

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PMID: 12170650

DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2001.10.4.5373

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