The use of Bandages is very common in medical industry. They are used in wound management. A bandage is a piece of cloth or any other material that is used to bind or wrap an injured or diseased body part. It is commonly shaped as a roll, strip or pad. Bandages can be used as a primary wound contact dressing or as a secondary dressing used to bind a primary wound dressing to the wound. Medicated bandages can be placed directly against minor wounds with low exudate level.

At HPFY, we offer a wide range of bandages from various top-selling brands like Kendall, Coban, Grafco, Jobst, Medi-Pak, etc.

Types of Bandages

On the basis of properties and the specific roles these bandages play, they are classified into following categories:

  • Elastic/ACE Bandages
  • Adhesive Bandages
  • Tubular Bandages
  • Gauze Bandages
  • Conforming Bandage
  • Compression Bandages
  • Cohesive Bandage
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Types of Bandages

At HPFY, we offer different types of bandages which are explained below:

Elastic/ACE Bandages:

These type of bandages are often used to create localized even pressure to an area, Thereby restricting swelling. ACE bandages are antimicrobial and inhibit the growth of bacteria on the bandage. These Bandages are used by athletes to treat muscle sprains and strains and medical professionals to treat lymphedema and other venous conditions. Try the 3M ACE Elastic Bandage that comes with a Velcro band closure for securing the bandage.

Adhesive Bandages:

These are small medical dressings commonly used for minor injuries not serious enough to require a full-size bandage. Adhesive bandages protect the injury and scab from dirt, infection, friction, bacteria, and further damage. Some dressings possess antiseptic properties like the Covidien Curity Fabric Bandage.

Tubular Bandages:

These bandages are good basically for difficult to dress wounds. It has a tubular design and do not require any tying or taping thus saving the nursing down. Tubular bandages conform to the body shape and does not slide down the joints as in case of Comperm Latex Free Tubular Bandage.

Gauze Bandages:

These are basically a roll of medical gauze made up of absorbent cotton. Gauze bandages are the most widely used bandages in hospital facilities. Gauze bandages like the Elastomul Non Sterile Elastic Gauze Bandage offer superior performance and stretchability in controlling bleeding or edema.

Conforming Bandage:

Conforming bandages are lightweight, breathable and fray resistant like the Flexicon Conforming Stretch Bandage that comes with a high level of stretchability. Conforming bandages are made to conform to the body, allowing for increased freedom of movement. These bandages are used to provide compression or as secondary wound dressings. Compression Bandages:These bandages are used to provide compression and support to alleviate pain and inflammation in various parts of the body. Compression bandages provide support for the veins which enable the valves to work more efficiently in cases of venous leg ulcers.

Cohesive Bandage:

Cohesive elastic bandages self-adhering bandages that can be easily cut or torn by hands. These bandages being lightweight and durable can be used for a variety of medical applications. These bandages remain securely in place without the use of tape or clips. Eg. the Norco Dema Wrap Cohesive Elastic Bandage which is ideal for providing both compression and light support to almost any injured area.