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A conventional compression bandage lacks effect on subcutaneous blood flow when walking and during passive dependence in chronic venous insufficiency.

Kristensen JK, Sindrup JH, Jelstrup Petersen L, Peters K, Danielsen L
DOI: 10.2340/0001555571450451


Blood flow in subcutaneous tissue of the lower leg decreased by 45% on changing from recumbency to the sitting position in patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency. When walking, blood flow increased significantly to values near those measured during resting recumbency. A conventional elastic compression bandage (Weromedium) had no effect on these parameters, indicating that therapeutic gain through compression is not mediated by an improvement in subcutaneous blood flow.


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