The second major area in which bandages are used is compression and decongestive therapy for treating vascular disease. This is part of medical and nursing routine. There are three main types of compression bandage: short-stretch, medium-stretch and long-stretch elastic bandages. Compression works in the following way: Short-stretch elastic (low-elasticity) bandages provide high working pressures and low resting pressures. Materials with higher elasticity have higher resting pressures and lower working pressures.
Finding the right compression bandage is thus always dependent on whether the wearer is mobile or immobilised and what level of compression is required or permitted for the specific disease. MASTER•AID® provides an extensive range of high-quality bandages to suit every purpose. They are available in small packs to reflect actual demand.