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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | November 2017

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Adjustable Velcro compression devices and management of lower limb lymphoedema

Adjustable Velcro compression devices and management of lower limb lymphoedema
Lymphoedema

Article topics: Compression, Lymphoedema, Velcro compression devices

Compression is the key to management of lymphoedema and multilayer bandaging has been considered the gold standard. This article looks at adjustable Velcro compression devices as an alternative to multilayer bandaging. The author finds that the devices enable patients to maintain the required pressure in between consultations with healthcare professionals. They also allow for changes in limb volume and can help with concordance, as well as cutting down on the time clinicians need to spend with patients as the devices promote self-management.