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Laboratory-based evaluation of a compression-bandaging system

The application of sustained graduated compression is a key element in the prevention and treatment of leg ulcers caused by damaged or incompetent veins in the lower leg. While compression hosiery is commonly used to prevent the development or recurrence of venous ulcers, elastic bandages and multilayer bandaging systems are the main forms of treatment for active ulceration (European Wound Management Association, 2003).

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