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Self adhering bandage

A self-adhering bandage is a type of cohesive bandage or wrap that adheres to itself, but does not adhere well to other surfaces.

Because of this, it is commonly used as a wrap on limbs, since it will stick to itself and not loosen. It is used on humans, but also commonly used as a wrap on the legs of horses (or other livestock), because it will not stick to the animals' hair, so it is easily removed.

Typically, this bandage needs some type of adhesive tape to hold it in place on the limb.

A common mistake in using these bandages is wrapping them too tightly, interfering with the circulation. Unlike an elastic bandage, they do not loosen over time, so they must be properly tensioned when applied.

Examples

  • Vetrap – 3M brand name product.
  • Pet Wrap – Brampton brand name product.
  • KLING – Johnson & Johnson brand name product (for human use).



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