Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 510-513 Jan-Mar 2014

 

ROLE OF COMPRESSION IN TREATMENT OF LEG ULCERS

 

Monica Sikka*, S. Ghosh and A. Mukhopadhyay

Department of Textile Technology, Dr. B R Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar, Punjab (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 01, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

Compression delivery systems play an important role in the treatment of leg ulceration since they can reduce venous reflux, increase venous and arterial blood flow, improve microcirculation and reduce ankle oedema. But the exact mechanism and the science behind the process of compression remains poorly understood. Also the techniques employed for measuring the sub bandage pressure through different types of sensors needs careful selection and application method. This paper highlights the compression mechanism, pathopysiology behind the process, factors affecting sub bandage pressure measurement and bench marks for an ideal compression system.

 

Keywords : Compression, Bandage, Oedema, Sub bandage pressure, Ideal compression system

 

 

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