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PROFORE* LF Multi-Layer Compression Bandaging System

PROFORE* LF Multi-layer Compression Bandaging System provides graduated, sustained compression for the effective management of venous leg ulcers. Not made with natural rubber latex.

Smith+Nephew, Inc.

For over 150 years, Smith+Nephew has taken a pioneering approach to product design and services, helping to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds. *Trademark of Smith+Nephew
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• Delivers effective graduated compression
• Pads bony prominences
• Can be worn for up to 7 days
• Pack contains padding, light conforming, light compression, and self adherent bandages
• Not made with natural rubber latex


PROFORE* LF Multi-Layer Compression Bandage System is indicated for the management of venous leg ulcers and associated conditions.


PROFORE* LF should not be used on patients with an ankle-brachial index (ABI) of less than 0.8, or on diabetic patients with advanced small vessel disease.

Warnings and Precautions

Should the patient develop pain or pale, cool or numb extremities distal to the dressing, the bandages should be promptly removed. If the patient has a very thin ankle or very prominent tibial crest, extra padding should be applied to these areas to prevent pressure necrosis.

Failure to detect significantly reduced arterial flow can result in pressure necrosis, amputation, or even death.

The risk of arterial as well as venous disease rises with age.

Product features
cancel 15-20mmHg
cancel 20-30mmHg
cancel 30-40mmHg
cancel 40-50mmHg
cancel Customizable
check_circle Cuttable
cancel Long stretch
check_circle Multilayer system
cancel Not made w/ natural rubber latex
cancel Post-surgical compression
cancel Prescribed primarily for acute care
cancel Reusable
cancel Reusable rigid garment
check_circle Self-adhering
cancel Short stretch
cancel Tubular/elastic
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Mode of Use/Application

Caution: Before applying the first bandage, it is important to check the following:
- Assess the patient to rule out arterial disease. The use of Doppler ultrasound is recommended.
- Measure the ankle circumference to confirm that it is greater than 18cm or 7(1/4)" (padded).
- Check if the patient's ankle circumference has changed due to a reduction in edema. Always remeasure after the initial treatment period.
- Assess the patient's limb for bony prominences or calf fibrosis. Ensure that these are well protected using the PROFORE* LF #1 padding bandage.

Wash and dry the leg and apply a moisturizing cream to the unbroken skin.

Apply the PROFORE* LF WCL sterile wound contact layer. Remove from the pack with sterile forceps and apply to the wound. Hold in place until covered by PROFORE* LF #1.

PROFORE* LF #1 padding bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee using a simple spiral technique and 50% overlap. Do not apply tension.

PROFORE* LF #2 light conformable bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, over PROFORE* LF #1, using a simple spiral technique and 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.

PROFORE* LF #3 light compression bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, using a figure of eight technique at 50% extension. Use the central yellow line as guidance for 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.

PROFORE* LF #4 flexible cohesive bandage
Apply from toe to knee using a spiral technique with 50% extension and 50% overlap. Press lightly on the bandage to ensure that the bandage adheres to itself. Apply the bandage steeply across the foot to reduce buildup of material over the front of the ankle.

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