Lymphedema bandaging is one of the most powerful components in the treatment process. When a good bandage is applied, it will function as a custom-made compression garment, each and every time. While the extremity is reducing in size, the bandage is adapting to the new dimensions. A pre-made elastic garment will never have this adaptability.
Compression bandage contributes to approximately 50% of the reduction achieved with complete decongestive therapy (CDT). With this in mind, it is clear that proficiency in the bandaging techniques is crucial to achieve the best possible outcomes. It increases the effectiveness of the muscle pump mechanism It increases the overall tension in the affected extremity and therefore reducing ultra filtration It supports the skin while it is reducing in size