Medline DYNJ05147 - Bandage Swift-Wrap 6"x5Yd Elastic Velcro Closure LF Strl 20/Ca
Sterile Swift-Wrap Elastic Bandages
Elastic bandages (also known as compression bandages) are often used for the compression part of rest, ice, compression and elevation - the gold standard of first aid treatment for bruises and sprains. Elastic bandages do a good job of compressing a new injury or inflammation and help keep swelling down. However, there's a limit to how long you should compress an injury.
At some point, blood flow to the injured area needs to increase to encourage healing.
DYNJ05147 6" x 5 yds, Stretched, White (15.2 cm x 4.57 m)
- High quality elastic bandages with convenient hook-and-loop closures, eliminating the need for clips or tape
- Made of cotton and polyester
- Ideal for moderate compression treatment on a variety of conditions
- Not made with natural rubber latex
Why do I need an Elastic Bandage?
An elastic bandage puts gentle, even pressure on the tissue around an injury to decrease pain and swelling. It also gives support to an injured area. You may need an elastic bandage for any of the following reasons:
- To improve blood flow to a limb
- To wrap around a limb splint during healing
- To hold bandages in place
- To hold cold or hot packs in place
What are some safety and comfort tips?
- Do not wrap the bandage too tight because it may cut off blood flow.
- Take off the bandage at least 2 times a day. Leave it off for a few minutes then wrap it again. Ask your healthcare provider if you should leave the bandage off at night.
- Remove the bandage if you have numbness or tingling or your limb turns cold or pale. Gently rub the area. Rewrap the bandage when the area feels better.
- Wash the bandage each day or when it gets limp. Keep an extra elastic bandage in case the one you are wearing gets wet or dirty.
Elastic Bandage Dos and Don'ts
- Do use elastic bandages only in the first 24 to 48 hours after an injury. Essentially, you wouldn't use an elastic bandage any more than you would use ice on an injury.
- Do combine rest and elevation with compression whenever possible.
- Don't wrap ice under the elastic bandage. Always apply ice and compression separately to avoid frostbite. The best bet is to alternate ice and compression. Remember: either ice or Ace, but not both.
- Don't wrap elastic bandages too tightly. The idea is just to discourage swelling, not to block blood flow altogether.
- Don't try to wrap an ankle or a knee with an elastic bandage to keep it from twisting or getting re-injured. Elastic bandages do not provide support; they are simply for compression.
- Closure Type Hook & Loop
- Color White
- Compression High
- HPIS Code 310_20_30_0
- Latex Free Yes
- Length Yards 5 yd
- UNSPSC 42311506
- Width Inches 6 in