Multi Layer Compression Wrap / Multi Layer Compression Bandage
Multilayer compression wraps provide effective graduated compression. Layered compression bandages are most often used to alleviate symptoms of venous insufficiency, which includes venous leg ulcers and lymphedema. These compression systems are designed by top wound care manufacturers and will offer dependable graduated compression. Shop the many options of 2 layer, 3 layer & 4 layer compression wraps now! Choose from this curated selection of multilayer compression wraps. Read More...
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What is a Multilayer Compression Wrap?
A multilayer compression wrap usually boasts 3 or 4 layers of compression. There are also 2 layer compression wraps, which have 2 compressive layers. When comparing multilayer bandages with unna boots and standard long-stretch bandages, multilayer bandages have been found to be the most effective option out there.
About 40% of people in the US have CVI (chronic venous insufficiency). Seniors are more prone to CVI than the younger population, and more women have this condition than men. These products can maintain compression for up to 7 days. They are designed to offer between 30 mm Hg and 40 mm Hg of pressure.
2 Layer Compression Wraps
2 layer compression wraps often feature one layer that is for compression, and a second inner layer that’s for the sake of comfort. Oftentimes the inner layer is made from soft foam or padding, and there is a short stretch compression layer on the outer side. (Short stretch bandages will have an extensibility, which is an added stretch, of between 30% and 60% of their original length.)
Two layer bandages are often used by individuals with mild to moderate arterial insufficiency. Arterial insufficiency occurs when a person’s arteries become narrowed or blocked, resulting in reduced blood flow. They are also used by patients with edema. Popular 2 layer compression bandaging wraps include the following options.
- 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression Bandage System: This compressive toe boot lets patients wear their own shoes.
- JOBST Compri2 2 Layer Compression Bandage System: This compression kit comes with a non-woven padding and a short stretch bandage.
- McKesson 2 Layer Compression Bandage System: This is a light multilayer compression wrap that is thin, yet secure. The inner layer is a padded compression bandage that absorbs exudate and redistributes pressure. The outer layer is a cohesive elastic compression wrap that holds the padded bandage in place. This option is excellent for venous sufficiencies.
3 Layer Compression Wraps
3 layer compression wraps contain three layers, of course. They have an inner layer that is padded, a middle layer that conforms to the area, and a compressive outer layer. The padded layer of the three layer compression wrap protects protruding bones while absorbing exudate. There aren’t so many 3 layer compression bandage options, but the ones that we carry are very high quality.
- Comprifore 3 Layer Compression Bandaging System: This bandage includes a Cutimed® Sorbact® Wound Contact Layer that works to reduce the amount of bacteria on the area.
- Profore 3 Layer Compression Wrap Bandage: This Profore multilayer compression wrap is designed for patients with mixed aetiology leg ulcers who, due to arterial impairment, are unable to use full compression options.
4 Layer Compression Wrap
4 layer compression wraps are the most common multilayer compression wrap option. They typically include the following four layers: The innermost layer of a 4 layer compression bandage is a padding absorption layer (which usually works as the bandage, for exudate management). The next layer is usually a conformable crepe bandage, and keeps the area smooth so that the compression bandage(s) which will be placed on top of this bandage can achieve optimal results. Sometimes, instead, the second layer of the four layer compression bandage will be a short-stretch compression bandage. Layers #3 and #4 are usually both compression bandages (often, layer #4 is a cohesive or elastic compression bandage).
- Dufore Sterile 4-Layer Compression Bandaging System: This 4 layer compression bandage includes an absorptive layer that offers padding, a short stretch compression layer that resists calf muscle expansion during limb movement, and 2 outer compression layers.
- Comprifore 4 Layer Compression Bandaging System: This bandage system provides reduced compression and is available in a latex-free option.
- McKesson 4 Layer Compression Bandage System: The innermost layer is composed of a synthetic, non-woven padding which absorbs wound exudate. The second layer is a crepe bandage that keeps the underlying bandage smooth and absorbs exudate. The third layer is a contouring compression bandage, and the outer layer is a cohesive bandage.
- Profore 4 Layer Compression Wrap: This four layer compression bandaging system for venous ulcers offers effective graduated compression. It is latex free.
- FourPress Sterile Bandage System: This system contains four cotton bandages and three tape strips. It has a non-raveling feathered edge, and the rubberless weave makes constriction less likely and the bandage more comfortable.
- ThreePress Sterile Four Layer Compression Wrap: This Coban bandage option is sterile and latex-free.
Do you suffer from symptoms of venous insufficiency? You’re not alone - nearly half of the people in the US can state the same. At AvaCare Medical, we care, and we’re here to help you. Browse our extensive selection of multilayer compression wraps now, and choose the one that best suits your needs. With two, three, and four layer compression bandages to choose from, plus an extensive selection of single layer bandages, you’ll find the perfect option on AvaCare Medical.
If you are unsure what level of compression you need or whether or not a multilayer compression item would be your best option, speak to an experienced health professional and act based on his recommendations. You may want to find out which option is best for you: a 2, 3, or 4 layer option. If you’ve already found out that a multilayer compression bandage is ideal for your needs, give our care team a call at 1.877.813.7799, and someone will assist you with finding the right multilayer option. You can also send the team an email, or chat with a live agent onsite. Our care team is looking forward to hearing from you!