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Interface pressure and stiffness in different combinations of compression material.
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PMID:  21893551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To compare the interface pressure and stiffness between various combinations of compression material. METHODS: Using a stiffness-determining device, the interface pressure and stiffness were determined in several combinations of five elastic stockings and two elastic bandages. RESULTS: In the double stockings system, the interface pressure increased significantly and the highest stiffness was observed in double short-stretch stockings. When short-stretch bandages were applied over either short- or long-stretch stockings, a significant increase in stiffness was observed at any initial pressure compared with the single use of short-stretch stockings. In double bandage systems, when short-stretch bandages were applied over either short- or long-stretch bandages, the stiffness increased significantly. When long-stretch bandages were used over short-stretch bandages, the stiffness decreased significantly. CONCLUSIONS: The stiffness is changeable according to the combinations of material, such as double stockings, double bandages and the wearing of bandages over stockings. The use of short-stretch bandages as the outside layer produces the highest stiffness at a high initial pressure.
M Hirai; A Koyama; K Miyazaki; H Iwata; Y Kominami
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1758-1125     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-6     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:  -    
* Department of Vascular Surgery, Tohkai Hospital, 1-1-1 Chiyodabashi, Nagoya 464-8512.
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