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COMPRESSION WRAP

compression wrap

An elastic bandage used to prevent or reduce the formation of edema. The wrap is applied starting distally; it uses overlapping spirals to progress proximally. Greater pressure is applied distally than proximally, creating a compression gradient that encourages venous and lymphatic return.
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The star wore thigh-high compression wraps on her legs and sat beside the large Flexitouch device with tubes used to stimulate the lymphatic system.
He suggests rest, ice applications, elevation, and compression wraps as the first line of treatment.
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Compression wraps were applied shortly after diagnosis of DVT and consisted of two to three layers of inelastic zinc-plaster to the lower leg, with an elastic short-stretch bandage over the initial layer and an adhesive short-stretch bandage applied with high pressure over the knee and thigh to the groin.
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Compression wraps are not generally covered as well.