Multi-layer compression wrapping is available at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township, is just minutes from most Oakland County Michigan cities.
Venous stasis ulcers which can arise from edema or lymphedema can be treated with multi-layer compression wrapping. The idea is to control the swelling (edema) and reduce swelling by using elastic stockings or an appropriate bandage. They are usually made of different materials and may be two, three or four layers.
One can divide compression wrapping products into different categories: elastic versus inelastic; short versus long stretch; high compression versus mild versus low; single- versus multi-layer; and stockings or bandages versus pumps. The products vary in their actions and pressures, but are generally classified based on the level of compression provided at the ankle.
These compression wraps for edema and wound healing typically stays on for 3 days to a full week. It is important that the compression wrap stay clean and dry.
This is just one way that we address venous stasis ulcers (leg ulcers.) Other medical modalities include the unna boot, manual lymphatic drainage, pneumatic compression pumps, diuretics and venous ablation.
Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township, is just minutes from Farmington, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Troy, Southfield, Berkley, Brighton and Detroit and we treat patients from all over the country including the Michigan counties of Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and more.