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Pascal's law and the dynamics of compression therapy: a study on healthy volunteers.
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PMID:  20924347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of this paper was to determine whether Pascal's law can be used to explain the dynamics of compression therapy.
METHODS: Sub-bandage pressures were recorded at three different levels to investigate the transmission of applied pressure on the legs of 12 healthy volunteers and 216 applications.
RESULTS: The experimental model revealed that when pressure is increased at a certain area in a compressed leg, the pressure is transmitted within the compressed area.
CONCLUSION: The dynamics of effective compression therapy are explained by Pascal's Law, which states that when pressure is applied on a fluid (a muscle or muscle group) in a closed container (fascia muscularis and compression bandage), there is an equal increase at every other point in the container.
J Schuren; K Mohr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1827-1839     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Angiol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-06     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402693     Medline TA:  Int Angiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
3M Deutschland GmbH, Infection Prevention and Skin and Wound Laboratory, Neuss, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Compression Bandages*
Leg / blood supply*
Models, Cardiovascular*
Transducers, Pressure

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