Bandages are applied after each MLD treatment to help maintain the reductions achieved with Manual Lymph Drainage and may even cause further reduction. They are short-stretch bandages that resist muscle contraction and are applied with comfortable padding underneath. Bandages are removed when the limb(s) volume is reduced. Thereafter it is replaced with appropriate compression garment.
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