Cohesive bandage is a type of bandage that coheres to itself but doesn’t adhere well to skin, hair or other materials. This makes it an ideal solution for any taping job that requires tape to be wrapped around a limb without the commonly associated pain of waxing the hair off your skin when it comes to removal.
Cohesive bandage is woven in a way that allows for maximum stretch giving it a bumpy in texture and feel, similar to ‘chicken skin’. However, it is because of this texture that the cohesive bandage is able to stretch to up to double its un-stretched length. This stretch allows for a great amount of adaptability when choosing the level of compression needed for the situation. For example, cohesive bandage could be used to lightly wrap and support a minor finger injury applying very little stretch, or alternatively it can be stretched tightly to provide heavy compression to a bleeding wound.
What can I use Cohesive Bandage for?
Cohesive bandage can be applied to offer a range of support levels for injured joints depending on the amount of tension in the bandage, and number of layers that you apply. For example, if you were using cohesive bandage to wrap an ankle sprain, you would avoid applying too much stretch as this may create over constriction if the joint swells. However, you can achieve a high level of support without over-constriction by simply applying more layers. As you wrap over more layers, the cohesive bandage quickly becomes firms, especially if you press the layers together