compression bandaging is important for compression therapeutic medical
diseases. The high compression approach employed for treating venous leg ulcers
should be used correctly so that sufficient (but not excessive) pressure is
applied. Bandages used to treat venous disease by compression should achieve
and sustain effective levels and gradients of pressure and minimize the risk of
pressure trauma. To maintain graduated compression on the limb, the bandage
needs to be applied at the same tension for each layer from the ankle to the
knee. In this paper, the geometry for various bandaging procedures is used to
wrap each layer of bandage by marking the relaxed length of the bandage. The
relaxed length is calculated depending on the stretch%, the average
circumference of the limb to which it is to be applied and the bandaging
technique to be used. This paper aims at developing a scientific approach while
applying the bandage to reduce the inter operator variability in applying the
same tension on each successive layer of bandage.
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