An Elastic Crepe Bandage provides lower sustained compression compared to a plain elastic bandage, but increased skin tolerance, comfort, breathability due to the weave of material. Usually made of PBT, cotton, or spandex material, crepe bandages are generally reusable and washable. Crepe elastic bandages are ideal for post-operative or injuries of soft tissue fractures and joint swelling. The function and purpose of crepe elastic bandages remain the same as plain elastic bandages, being to treat muscle sprains, bone fractures, and holding dressings in place, but with different properties for slightly different applications.
STAYGUARD™ IS THE BRAND OF CHOICE
StayGuard™ Elastic Crepe Bandages are specifically designed and produced according to maximum comfort and breathability with a lower level of compression. Available as PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), spandex and cotton, the crepe bandage is a light-support and lightweight bandage that is commonly used to treat sprains, dislocations, painful joints, veins, cramps and injuries to tendons and muscles and provides warmth, insulation and support for the injury. Our elastic crepe bandages are ISO, CE, and USFDA standard certified.
StayGuard™ elastic crepe bandages are widely used in hospitals, clinics, sports facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and households. Available in various sizes and colors, our elastic crepe bandages are also commonly sold in retail stores. However, elastic crepe bandages should only be applied by a trained medical professional as the level of compression and wrapping technique must not be too tight to cause unintended consequences which will not just delay the healing process, but could cause further harm to the injury.
How to use crepe bandages?
1) Crepe bandages are rolled up with one or two elasticized claw grips (depending on the width) for securing, without the need for sticky tape and pins.
2) Simply place one side of the claws on the bandage and pull to stretch and press the other side in - the elastic will recoil slightly and the claws will grip securely.
3) Great to have in the first-aid kit and can be used for a many uses such as holding on ice packs, using as a compressive bandage on any limb, holding a dressing pad in place over a wound, and many more.
4) While wearing crepe bandages, it is vital to ensure that it is not applied very tight as the bandage may accidentally stop blood circulation, and even create risky conditions.
5) The bandage layers must permit for easy movement of limbs and should be able to expand in case of swelling and inflammation.
How to wash the crepe bandage?
1) When the bandage becomes dirty or loses elasticity it can be washed with tepid water and soap.
2) Then it is rinsed in warm soft water.
3) It is squeezed carefully and dried without stretch or wringing.
4) Then, the moistened bandage is ironed and immediately rolled up.
What are the primary areas in which crepe bandages are used?
• General surgical, orthopedic and sports injuries.
• Extremely convenient as a pressure dressing and for skin grafts.
• Can be used for sprains, aches dislocation, painful joints, veins, cramps, skin injuries to tendons and muscles.
• Very useful as a light compression bandage for muscular support.
• As a light support for minor sprains, strains and compression.