A review of the evidence for adjustable compression wrap devices

Anne Williams

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Compression therapy is a key component in the effective management of people with lower limb problems associated with venous, lymphatic and fat disorders such as lipoedema. Individuals with lymphoedema, venous ulceration and lipoedema often require long-term compression therapy to prevent and manage problems such as chronic ulceration and skin changes, persistent swelling and shape distortion. Challenges remain in achieving acceptable, safe, effective and cost-efficient compression therapy choices. Adjustable compression wrap devices using hook and loop fasteners, commonly called VELCRO brand fasteners, present new opportunities for improving treatment outcomes, supporting patient independence and self-management in the use of compression therapy. This paper reports the findings of an evidence review of adjustable compression wrap devices in people with lymphoedema, chronic oedema, venous ulceration and lipoedema.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-247
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • adjustable compression wrap devices
  • compression therapy
  • lymphoedema
  • chronic oedema
  • lipoedema
  • venous ulceration


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