Make Daily Compliance More Manageable
Over the past few years, bandage alternative products have become more and more utilized in managing lymphedema. They can be an alternative solution, especially for patients with rebound edema and donning and doffing problems.
Bandage alternatives such as Wrap/Velcro® products are commonly used in the Decongestion phase of CDT. These short-stretch wraps attach with Velcro® which makes them adjustable and easy to don and doff Some wrap products are able to be trimmed to adjust with the decreasing edema. Wrap products are especially useful for patients who do not have assistance bandaging.
Wrap products are also extremely useful during the Maintenance phase of lymphedema therapy. These products are highly suitable for use at night instead of bandaging. They are also beneficial if a patient has fluctuating edema. These products can be used when they have a flare up and need some extra assistance decongesting to be able to fit back into their compression garments.
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Chipped Foam Based Products
Another bandage alternative is a chipped foam based product. There are many different chipped foam based products on the market today. Most times, they are considered “night garments.” However, these garments are also suitable for use during the day (there are some that are even designed to be more slim-lined for daytime use). They are very comfortable and easy to don and doff. Because of the channels of foam designed into these garments, they can help soften up those hard fibrotic areas.
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