Veins and Lymphatics (Jul 2014)

In vitro measurements of compression bandages and bandage systems: a review of existing methods and recommendations for improvement

  • Jan Schuren

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 3, no. 1


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In this article an overview is presented of identified devices that are or can be used for in vitro pressure and stiffness measurements of compression bandages and bandage systems. The performance of these devices has been evaluated on several parameters as well as the clinical relevance of the findings. In addition, recommendations for improvement and standardization of future measurements from the International Compression Club (ICC) working group compression bandages are presented.