TYPE 1 - Conforming/Retention

Lightweight conforming-stretch bandages, are products which have a simple dressing retention function. These bandages should conform well to a limb or joint, without restricting movement. The ideal retention bandage should have a long shallow extensibility curve so that small changes in limb circumference will not significantly increase sub-bandage pressure which in any event should not normally exceed a few millimetres of mercury.

Type 1 bandages frequently contain lightweight elastomeric threads which impart a high degree of elasticity but little power to the bandage. Examples include Slinky, Stayform and J-Fast.

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