Long-stretch bandages contain elastic fibers that enable stretching to approximately 180% of their original length. These bandages are easy to apply and conform well to body contours and the compression force can be easily adjusted. These bandages are used as a final outer layer for lymphedema compression bandages to help stabilize the compression bandage and prevent it from slipping. Other uses include phlebology bandaging, dressing retention and support for injured tendons, ligaments and muscles.
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