MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (MLD) THERAPIST
3M COBAN 2 BANDAGING
Lymphoedema specialists have recognised that the short stretch bandages with low extensibility produce high working pressures and lower resting pressures, these create peak pressures that produce a massaging effect to stimulate lymph flow.
Bandaging helps to:
Up until now, traditional lymphoedema bandaging has incorporated short stretch bandages with multilayer padding materials to normalise the limb shape and size. Though effective in reducing oedema, these bandages create a number of distressing problems for the patient such as:
New Coban 2 material
Coban 2 compression system provides comfortable, sustained compression that improves lymphatic flow hence reducing lymphoedema. When applied to the limb, the bandage creates an inelastic sleeve with ideal stiffness to support all the muscular movements. The intermittent muscle contraction and relaxation increases lymph flow, which reduces oedema.
Coban 2 compression is composed of two special designed layers:
Coban 2 Compression Method
The randomised controlled study has shown that Coban 2 compression system applied twice weekly is an effective treatment to reduce lymphoedema.