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Foot-sparing postoperative compression bandage: a possible alternative to the traditional bandage.
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PMID:  22451456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: To verify whether a foot-sparing bandage is effective for patients who have undergone varicose vein surgery, being in the C2 class, having a normal deep venous system and actively walking. METHODS: Ninety consecutive lower legs meeting the inclusion criteria underwent treatment with an inelastic foot-sparing bandage. Patient's satisfaction, efficacy and local effects were systematically documented. RESULTS: The bandage was well tolerated and highly effective. Four of the first 20 cases experienced a slight morning oedema of the foot, which disappeared while walking. Thus, in the remaining cases we covered the foot and distal limb with a custom short tubular-shaped 'sock' providing 10 mmHg compression, only during the first 24 hours. CONCLUSION: The foot-sparing inelastic bandage is effective, cheap and tolerated by well-selected patients who have undergone varicose vein surgery.
Authors:
S Ricci; L Moro; L Trillo; R Antonelli Incalzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1758-1125     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9012921     Medline TA:  Phlebology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Area di Geriatria, Centro per la Salute dell'Anziano, Rome, Italy.
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