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How to use tubular elastic bandage: sizes of products

How to use the elastic tubular bandage, size of this product – these questions are often asked by patients. Tubular bandage is sometimes called retractor, because of its tubular shape. He usually has the form of a mesh of knitted fabrics produced from elastomeric yarn, braided fibers, synthetic fibers and yarn cotton. Retract has good extensibility, which gives him the opportunity to lie down evenly on all parts of the body. He's not really pulling, so the circulation is not impeded. He does not restrict the joints in the work, in sufficient quantity gives air access to the damaged area, is very reliable, when the cutting process is not dissolved and does not lose its properties after numerous washings and sterilization. Retract to wash only in soapy water. The Laundry water temperature should not be above 35 to 37°C. After washing it should be very well rinsed in warm water. His pressing need, but it is not recommended to Unscrew. It should be dried in room temperature.

Tubular elastic bandage packages

the Advantages of bandages, indications for use

Among the main advantages retracta can provide good protection, the ability to quickly bandage the injury. Price is also one of the benefits retract. These bandages come from the factory different sizes. This is because different parts of the body used different size retracta.

Every elastic net bandage has its own separate packaging, which is made of a special composite materials that do not absorb moisture. For such material used polyethylene and paper.

When the ligation of the damaged part of the body is used retract, dressings requires much less. A bandage of this type allows for dressing in a very short period of time.

Indications for use of elastic tubular bandage is the need to fix the material for bandaging injuries on any body part.

Diagram overlay elastic bandage on hand

What are the different sizes of bandages

The Sizes of elastic tubular bandages are of seven types:

  1. No. 1 is used for the fingers and hands of adults, but also for feet and hands of the child.
  2. No. 2 applies in case of damage to the hand and forearm, foot and elbow, wrist ankle joint in adults, and for children this size bandage is used at injury of the shoulder, knee and tibia.
  3. No. 3-4 – the use of such dimensions occurs when injury of the knee joint of an adult, and for forearm, upper arm and tibia; for children this size bandage is used at injury of the head and the hips.
  4. No. 5-6 is used when injury to the head or hip in adults; for children it is used in injuries of the perineum, pelvis, chest and abdomen.
  5. No. 7 is used only for adults with injuries of the chest, perineum, abdomen and pelvis.

To determine the size you will help the physician, after you determine exactly where the damage occurred.

Diagram overlay elastic bandage on the foot

the Right dressing

Retract apply in the case of stretching. It should be used only on top of any other sterile dressing material. If necessary, before applying elastic tubular bandage use a certain remedy. Worn over bandages retract not strongly compresses the part of the body that was injured.

show the surgeons, the most frequent treatment patients is due to injuries to fingers, hands and due to the outbreak of purulent-inflammatory processes. If you are bandaging your finger, you should take part retract slightly greater length than the finger. The bandage is worn directly on the finger, and the part that remains unnecessary, simply wrapped inside it.

When there is a need to secure dressing in the area of the wrist joint, it is necessary to take a segment of the bandage on 3-4 cm more than the distance from the finger tip to knuckle. One side should be cut at ¼ the product of its width. After this procedure retract should be worn on the affected finger, and a loop formed in the end of the section, through the brush down to the wrist joint.

Diagram overlay elastic bandage on thumb

When retract overlies the Palmar side or the dorsal surface of the hand, it is necessary to measure the elastic portion of the bandage of the desired length, and then at the bandage to make holes that are needed for thumb. When the bandage is fully cooked, it is put on the brush and release your finger.

If a bandage is needed for the foot, it depends on the type of sock. In this case, the length of the bandage will depend on the size of the foot. In such a situation, the bandage is either single layer or double layer. If a second coat is applied, the remainingthe edge of the bandage should be twisting around the axis directly at the base of the fingers and again put it on the foot. However, you should consider the fact that the second layer must completely cover the first.

When trauma to the head in order to apply a bandage, you need to measure a piece of bandage, which will be about 2-3 cm longer than the distance that goes from the head to eyebrows. At any end of the bandage should be cut at ¼ width, retreating to 2 cm, to form a locking loop.

Then the bandage is put on your head: back to the place where the border between the occipital part of the head and neck, from the side of the face to the zygomatic arches. Loop, which was formed in the end of the section, down to the chin. If need be, for the ears you can make the cuts. In that case, when the bandage should be put in two layers of bandage you will need twice more.