Frequently Asked Questions

 

Functionality

What pressure do you get from the products? Bandage: It always gives 20 mmHg for leg sizes 20-­‐45 cm.

System: Resting pressure stays at 20 mmHg while the working pressure can peak at 40-­‐65 mmHg, depending on the degree of venous insufficiency and muscular size.

What makes this bandage different from other bandages with guides? The Lundatex® medical bandage controls the pressure given to the leg, which means that the same pressure is given to all patients along the whole leg.

Other bandages with guides only control the force used when applying the bandage, this means that the pressure on the leg will vary between patients and along the leg depending on the shape of the leg.

Why is it the same distance between the cross-­‐lines of the bandage? This is to give same pressure over the whole length of the leg. When the thickness of the leg increases, a higher force is needed to give same pressure as on thinner parts of the leg. This means that when the distance is the same, the force that is used in every wrap around the leg will give same pressure to leg, independent of the size and shape of the leg.
What happens to the pressure when swelling is reduced? Bandage: The bandage will always follow the size and shape of the leg, so the pressure from the bandage stays the same.

System: The high working pressure from the patches will drop as the size of the leg is smaller, however this is easily adjustable using the FixPatch in the front. The patients can themselves adjust this by lifting it, do some padding around the leg and then close it again. Now the working pressure is back with the high peaks.

What is the pressure on the foot? The foot gets pressure from the bandage; 20 mmHg.
Why doesn’t the products have graduated pressure? Recent studies have shown that graduated pressure isn’t necessary. The best effect for patients with venous insufficiency is to have high pressure over the calf.
For whom is the product made? Bandage: The bandage can be used for any indication where a pressure of 20 mmHg is needed.

System: The system is specially made for patients with venous insufficiency. It can also be used on patients with some arterial disease (ABPI >0.8) thanks to the low resting pressure (20 mmHg).

How is the compliance? Thanks to the even pressure along the leg, the products are very comfortable and thus the patients let them stay on the leg.
Have the products been tested on patients? Yes, there have been several case studies performed as well as two on-­‐going studies in Sweden and in Italy. Two articles have also been published:

– Damm, J., Lundh, T., Partsch, H. & Mosti, G. (2017) ”An innovative compression system providing low, sustained resting pressure and high, efficient working pressure”

– Wiklander, K, Andersson, A.E. & Källman, U. (2015) ”An investigation of the ability to produce a defined ’target pressure’ using the PressCise compression bandage”

 

Application

Are the products
re­-usable?
The bandage is a one-­‐time use product, but can be gently washed and re-­‐used as long as the damage is not too big. The PressLock, PressPatch and FixPatch can be re-­‐used and washed in washing machine at 40°C, first put them in a washing bag.
Who can apply the products? Anyone can apply them, no previous experience is needed – it can be home care personel or even a relative.
How do you apply the bandage on the foot? Here you don’t follow the lines the same way you do on the leg, follow the instructions given with the product or have a look at the film on our website: http://presscise.com/products/Lundatexmedical
Why don’t you put patches on the foot? There is no need for elevated working pressure on the foot. The patches are applied on the calf to help the calf muscle pump with the venous return.
For which leg sizes do they work? Both bandage and system works today for leg sizes 20-­‐45 cm. In the future bigger sizes will be available.

Comfort

How long can the products be worn? The products can be used up to 7 days without taking them off.
How often do you have to change the products? The bandage can be used multiple times, the appearance may deteriorate but the function will be intact. However, after using the bandage for 7 days together with patches, the appearance may be damaged to such a degree that it is difficult to wrap in a satisfactory way.
The PressLock, PressPatch and FixPatch can be washed and re-­‐used as long as the attachement function still works.
What if the system gets uncomfortable after a while? Some patients can be sensitive to compression treatment. If the working pressure feels too high, it’s easy to simply lift the FixPatch to quickly lower the pressure to 20 mmHg.
Can you wear it during the night?

 

Yes, it’s possible. Since the patches have little function at resting position, the comfort can be increased by removing the FixPatch at night and then re-­‐attach it in the morning – preferably before bed rise for best result.

 

 

Costs

How often do you have to change the products? The bandage can be used multiple times, the appearance may deteriorate but the function will be intact. However, after using the bandage for 7 days together with patches, the appearance may be damaged to such a degree that it is difficult to wrap in a satisfactory way.
The PressLock, PressPatch and FixPatch can be washed and re-­‐used as long as they attach well to each other and the bandage.
How does this product save costs compared to other products? – Guaranteed correct pressure for 7 days – No need for experienced personel – Self-­‐management, less need for visits to the hospital – Fewer health care injuries – No need for product shifts due to pressure loss