PEC high compression bandage Type 3c Setopress high compression bandages are used in the treatment of venous leg ulcers and associated conditions requiring graduated compression of the leg.
Setopress has a lightweight advanced fabric construction. To ensure correct application, a simple visual guide is permanently printed on both sides of the bandage. The visual guide consists of color rectangles which becomes squares when the correct extension is reached. The visual application guide makes it easy to apply Setopress consistently and correctly.
For high compression, use brown rectangles stretched to squares. For moderate compression, use green rectangles stretched to squares.
On one side of the bandage are brown rectangles which become squares when the correct extension is reached to provide over 40mmHg at the ankle for optimum healing rates. When applied correctly, Setopress high compression bandages produce a level of compression that has been shown to heal even long-standing leg ulcers within 12 weeks (1).
On the other side are green rectangles giving moderate compression (30mmHg at the ankle). If a patient is not used to compression therapy or finds it difficult to comply, moderate compression may be used initially.
Benefits of Use
References1 Blair et. al, Sustained Compression and Healing of Chronic Venous Ulcers, BMJ 1988 297; 1159-64
2 Logan, Thomas Harding Jones Collyer, 1st European Conference in Advances in Wound Management, 4–6 September 1991