Medline DYNJ05158LF - BANDAGE, ELASTIC, MATRIX, STRL, 6"X15YD, LF, 20 EA/CS
Sterile Matrix 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.
DYNJ05158LF 6" x 15 yds, Stretched (15.2 cm x 13.72 m)
Matrix, our finest elastic bandage, is ideal for low compression situations. The polyester/cotton weave provides excellent elasticity and recoverability. Features hook-and-loop closures at both ends and is color-coded for easy size identification on both ends of roll.
- Patented self-closure, which eliminates sharp metal clips and hooks provides user safety and ease of application.
- No clips to use or lose.
- Its enhances breathability while delivering controlled support and ideal compression.
- Uses polyester/cotton yarns for durability and absorbency.
- X-rays may be taken directly through the bandage.
- 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
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/beige
- Compression Medium
- HPIS Code 310_20_30_0
- Latex Free Yes
- Length Yards 10 yd
- UNSPSC 42311506
- Width Inches 6 in