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

Veins and Lymphatics. 2014;3(1) DOI 10.4081/vl.2014.2107

 

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Journal Title: Veins and Lymphatics

ISSN: 2279-7483 (Online)

Publisher: PAGEPress Publications

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: English

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS

Jan Schuren (Retired from 3M Deutschland GmbH, Skin and Wound Care Division, Neuss)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

In this article an overview is presented of identified devices that are or can be used for <em>in vitro</em> 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.