Compression wraps are applied to limbs and other body parts to achieve graduated compression. They are used for management of venous hypertension, lymphedema, and venous ulcers to reduce edema and aid return of venous blood to the heart. Products in this category include plain and paste bandages and multilayer bandaging regimens. Physician order should specify level of compression and body parts. Always apply according to manufacturer's recommendations.
Static compression wraps are plain and paste bandages or multi-layer bandaging systems that are applied to a limb to achieve graduated compression. The physician order should specify level of compression required for the specific course of therapy. Always apply according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
Static compression wraps feature the following general performance properties and attributes:
• Available in a variety of layers and compression levels
• Provides sustained graduated compression
• Some brands may include visual guides to ensure proper tension during application
Static compression wraps are contraindicated for arterial insufficiency, intermittent claudication, ischemia, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, acute dermatitis, weeping dermatosis, cutaneous sepsis.