Fixation bandages are applied during wound care in order to fix the wound dressing. At the same time, a properly applied fixation bandage has a compressive effect which is why this type of bandage is also suitable for compression treatment of venous leg disorders for example. Injured body parts can be sedated using fixation bandages.
Furthermore, the fixation bandage represents a barrier for germs and protects the wound area from external influences. Correctly applied fixation bandages support the healing process. Read more about the correct application of these dressings in our blog.
Since the pressure on the wound area can be distributed very evenly by fixation bandages, phenomena such as oedema at the wound, which could greatly slow down the healing process, are prevented. Also, in skin grafts the final fixation of the wound dressings is done with moderate compression.
Fixation bandages have another task: in the case of exuding wounds, they must absorb any excess exudate that may escape. Modern dressing materials are usually very absorbent - nevertheless, soaked dressings must be changed immediately to prevent the reproduction of germs.
Fixation bandages are non-sterile dressing material. The bandages must not come into direct contact with the wound. Inelastic bandages are usually used on large areas of the body such as the trunk and on arms and legs. On the other hand, highly elastic bandages are recommended for hands and feet or the joint sections, which help to maintain the mobility of the limbs.
By the way, splints, pads or cooling compresses can also be securely attached with fixation bandages.
In our assortment you will find a variety of different fixation bandages - for example, Peha-last fixation bandages from Hartmann or the elastic cohesive fixation bandages from Medicalcorner24.
In our blog entry Apply fixation bandages correctly, you will find more information about fixation bandages and their use.